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AG Sessions rescinds order phasing out BOP-contracted private prisons

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 21, 2017

    Attorney General Sessions' memo rescinds the 2016 order of former Deputy Attorney General Yates, which directed the phase out of the Bureau of Prisons' use of contract prisons to house federal inmates.

    [ID #134]

    AG Memo: Rescission of Memorandum on Use of Private Prisons
  2. Effective Date

    February 21, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: DOJ

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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