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The federal Bureau of Prisons’ move to phase-out private prisons is a largely symbolic one.

Burkhardt, Brett C. (2016) The federal Bureau of Prisons’ move to phase-out private prisons is a largely symbolic one. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week, the Department of Justice announced that it would end its use of private prisons. Brett C. Burkhardt writes that while the move will eventually reduce the number of federal inmates in private facilities to zero, it will have no effect on the 90,000 held in state private prisons, and on Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the US Marshals Service which together hold 21,000 in private facilities. He also comments that one likely response to the move from the private prison industry will be to double-down on contracts for immigrant detention.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 16:55
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 04:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69256

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