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White Supremacist Jeff Sessions Issues Directive Not To Close Private Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - White supremacist Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revoked a directive established during the Obama administration about phasing out the use of private prisons.

Private Prison Stocks Are Through The Roof After Trump’s Victory

AFRICANGLOBE - Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn into office yet, but the private prison business sector is already looking forward to his presidency. On a morning when global and domestic financial markets plunged on news of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Corrections Corporations of America surged nearly 40% in anticipation of increased need for more prisons and corrections services.

U.S. Justice Department Promises To Phase Out Private Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - The Justice Department plans to curtail and eventually end the use of privately run prisons, with officials saying that such facilities do not offer significant cost savings and do not maintain the same level of safety and security as prisons run by the federal government. A memo issued Thursday by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructs the head of the Bureau of Prisons to either decline to renew or to reduce the scope of contracts with private prison companies when contracts come due.

Private Prisons Are Packed With Black Inmates – Study

AFRICANGLOBE - A new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young Black men and women.

Judge Sentenced To 28 Years For Selling Black Teens To Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks which totaled millions of dollars. He was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.

Private Prisons: The New Slave Plantations of America

AFRICANGLOBE - Dr. Niaz Kasvari, Director of the NAACP Criminal Justice Program recently wrote a very compelling article about the serious dangers of private prisons. Dr. Kasvari mentions specifically the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) as the primary culprit, and the company that is truly happy to see you and your loved ones behind bars.