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Feds to End Private Prison Contracts After Study Found Facilities Unsafe, Inefficient

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

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Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

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.

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At ‘Checkpoint Of The Stars,’ Texas Sheriff Takes A Pass On Pot Cases

The lawman says local taxpayers should not pay to house prisoners arrested for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint. “I’m not gonna do the federal government’s job,” he says.

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In Fort Stockton, Prisoners Connect to the Outside Through Radio

David Beebe, a DJ at Marfa Public Radio, knows a lot of music – enough to fill a three-hour slot every Tuesday night with just blues, funk, and R&B, genres he knows inside-and-out from growing up in music-rich Houston and playing in … Continue reading

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