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NACDL News: NACDL Opposes Private Prisons, Urges Sweeping Reforms in the Absence of a Ban

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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At its 2017 annual meeting on July 29, 2017, in San Francisco, the Board of Directors of the NACDL adopted a statement and resolution opposing prison privatization and urging various critical reforms to the extent incarcerated individuals in the United States continue to be housed in privately-operated prisons and jails. The issue was studied in great depth by NACDL’s Corrections Committee, which developed and presented the statement and resolution adopted by NACDL’s Board of Directors.

“NACDL’s position is clear — the nation’s criminal defense bar opposes for-profit incarceration, or private prisons, for numerous, compelling reasons, as provided in the board-adopted statement and resolution,” said NACDL President Rick Jones. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of the progress made on the federal level under the previous administration to do away with prison privatization is profoundly disappointing. NACDL strongly urges government at all levels throughout the Un

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