Private prisons have long been criticized as selling justice to the highest bidder. Now the Obama Justice Department says it's ending a practice begun during the Reagan Administration. We hear how it began and whether the change will extend to the states, which have many more prisoners than the federal government does.
DOJ to phase out private prisons
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