Tag Archives: Criminal Justice
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that they will end the use of private prisons. The department will review the contracts of 13 prisons and allow them to expire. Five of those prisons are in Texas. Private prison corporate stocks dropped … Continue reading
Federal officials said the contract facilities don’t offer substantial cost savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.
EL PASO, Texas — This border city has a policy on its books that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the policy, saying it violates … Continue reading