Truthout’s Maya Schenwar says the announcement won’t affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons Story Transcript KIM BROWN, TRNN: Today the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will phase out the federal use of private prisons. This decision follows an investigative report that the DOJ released last week, which found that conditions in […]
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Maya Schenwar is Truthout's Editor-in-Chief. Her book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better, was released by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in November. Follow her on Twitter: @mayaschenwar.
Previously, she was a senior editor and reporter at Truthout, writing on US defense policy, the criminal justice system, campaign politics, and immigration reform. Prior to her work at Truthout, Maya was contributing editor at Punk Planet magazine. She has also written for the Guardian, In These Times, Ms. Magazine, AlterNet, Z Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Common Dreams, the New Jersey Star-Ledger and others. She also served as a publicity coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Maya is on the Board of Advisors at Waging Nonviolence.