Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructed in a memo last week for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officials to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators when they expire or substantially reduce the contracts scope, according to The Washington Post. The ultimate goal is to end the use of privately operated prisons, she wrote.
Months after U.S. Department of Justice reviewer Rod Miller warned that Maine’s county jail system was “possibly about to run over a cliff,” state lawmakers have resolved to find a correctional funding fix in their current session.
The security failings of the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) are due to poor conditions of prison facilities, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman.
The prison has been under severe scrutiny since a federal court hearing was opened April 1 concerning the OPP consent decree, a proposed agreement between Gusman and the U.S Justice Department to improve conditions at the notorious jail.
All the Federal Bureau of Prisons are required to have a recycling program, but the program at FCI-McDowell in Welch, W.Va., is receiving praise for going above and beyond — and creating savings for the facility.