Filed under “Shit that doesn’t surprise us even a little bit” Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama administration’s memorandum to phase out usage of private prisons. In the memorandum pictured above Sessions claims that
“The memorandum changed long-standing policy and practice, and impaired the Bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system.”
Barack Obama left the White House with a smaller federal prison population that when he took office which hasn’t occurred since Jimmy Carter. President Trump recently signed executive orders creating a crime task force to reduce crime while in reality crime has been at historic lows. Private Prisons have long been criticized for their roles in the mass incarceration of Americans and specifically people of color.
The Trump administration continues to be an enemy of the American people and the biggest hinderance to progress the nation has seen in recent memory.