The U.S. Justice Department will no longer use private prisons after an evaluation by the Inspector General reported that private prisons are not as safe or of quality, compared to public prisons of the Bureau of Prisons.
Officials will overtime cut back on use of private prisons, which were originally contracted due to increased population of inmates in the US.
“[Private prisons] 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,” wrote Deputy Attorney General, Sally Yates, as reported by TIME.
Over the next year, the Bureau of Prisons will cut ties with privately run prisons to ensure the safety of more than 15 percent of inmates in the U.S.
Read full story at: Time.com