Justice Department announces they will end the use of private prisons

“They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’s Office of Inspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security.” The Justice Department just announced they would end the use of private prisons. Letting corporations profit off of incarceration? What could possibly go wrong… (Now that the US will no longer use private prisons, WeWork has some very raw, industrial startup space for rent.)

+ The poor performance of private prisons came to light thanks to journalism, including an excellent Mother Jones piece earlier this summer. And here from the publication: This is what’s missing from journalism right now.