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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Justice Department for Phasing Out Private Prisons


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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Justice Department for Phasing Out Private Prisons

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON - Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would begin phasing out the use of private prisons:

“Today’s announcement is a sign that the Department of Justice is taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously and is taking a more humane and budget-conscious approach to dealing with one of the country’s most intractable problems.

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