Feds Will Stop Using Private Prisons
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced that the feds will cease using private prisons.
Yates wrote that the private prisons simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’s Office of Inspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security, according to the Washington Post.
A Helena judge has rejected an advocacy group’s request to delay enforcement of restrictions on Montana’s medical marijuana industry. Sponsors of an anti-marijuana initiative that failed to qualify for November’s ballot are claiming they submitted enough signatures to put the measure before the voters, but that thousands of names were lost or wrongly rejected by county officials.
Montana’s medical marijuana law and declare that any drug illegal under federal law is also illegal under state law. The result would be a ban on marijuana use and possession in the state that includes the 13,170 medical marijuana patients on Montana’s registry. The proposed initiative fell 4,137 signatures and one county short of qualifying for the ballot after county officials rejected 8,000 signatures as invalid. The approximately 6,000 lost and rejected signatures that the sponsors say are valid would put the measure over the top, [chief petitioner Steve] Zabawa said. DENVER, Colorado —