Latest Article – “Prison privatization is never the right answer”


On this Thanksgiving Day, one of my thanks goes to the Lexington Herald-Leader and it’s most helpful editors. Sadly, the topic, private, for-profit prisons, is not so light:

“Without this access, we had to wait for an Inspector General’s report documenting dangerous patterns in the private-prison industry. The Justice Department’s top internal investigator found that private prisons “incurred more safety and security incidents per capita than comparable BOP institutions.” The IG “concluded that the BOP still must improve its oversight of contract prisons to ensure that federal inmates’ rights and needs are not placed at risk when they are housed in contract prisons.””