We are ACLU lawyers. We're here to talk about private prisons. AUA
In momentous news, last week the Justice Department ordered the Bureau of Prisons to begin phasing out the use of private prisons.
Carl Takei and Amy Fettig, attorneys at ACLU's National Prison Project, are here answeing questions about what this means at the national and state level, the Department of Homeland Security’s even more lucrative system of for-profit immigration detention centers, and any of your questions about the U.S. prison system.
What you can do to help: https://action.aclu.org/secure/ICE-private-prisons
Update 4:50pm We're signing off--thanks for the great questions. Follow Amy ( https://twitter.com/abfettig/) and Carl (https://twitter.com/carltakei/) on Twitter to learn more. And p.s. ACLU is giving away FREE pocket Constitutions until election day! Get yours: https://www.aclu.org/freeconstitutionsReddit