Tag: DOJ

Trump Administration Reversal on Private Prisons Signals Prioritization of Special Interests Over Public Safety

Contacts: Caroline Isaacs – 520.256.4146 (cell), cisaacs@afsc.org Emily Verdugo – 520. 251.1274 (cell), everdugo@afsc.org Trump Administration Reversal on Private Prisons Signals Prioritization of Special Interests Over Public Safety Sessions hints at return to mass incarceration Tucson, AZ— Yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will reverse […]

AFSC Applauds US Department of Justice Decision to Reform Halfway Houses and Hold For-Profit Contractors Accountable

Tucson, AZ— Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo that acknowledges the need to “reform federal halfway houses.” Since the 1960’s, halfway houses (now called Residential Re-entry Centers- RRCs) have been used to facilitate a formerly incarcerated person’s transition back into the community. The decision […]