A federal appeals court reinstated a case challenging the government’s use of secretive, experimental prison units known as communications management units.
In a memorandum sent to the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Justice announced it would begin “reducing and ultimately ending” the use of private prisons.
The government bares a significant portion of the responsibility for the abusive environments nurtured at private prisons over the past few decades.
President Barack Obama announced his administration will take action to limit the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons. The actions, determined by recommendations made by a Justice Department task force in July 2015, include a ban on the use of solitary confinement against juveniles and as a response to low-level infractions. The administration