The New Federal Rules on Private Prisons Will Not End Private Prisons — But There May Be Another Answer
By Anne Hayes Hartman
and Sarah Poppy Alexander
As we recently argued in The Tennessean
, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to end
the use of private prisons for select federal facilities is a first step towards reforming the industry. However, DOJ’s announcement will have only a limited impact. Only 13 federal Bureau of Prisons facilities are affected, leaving the remaining privately run...