Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Lauren-Brooke Eisen is Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program where she focuses on improving the criminal justice process through legal reforms, specifically how the criminal justice system is funded. Eisen is the author of a forthcoming book Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration, which will be published by the Columbia University Press in November 2017.
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Previously Ms. Eisen was a Senior Program Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections where she worked on policies that aimed to improve public safety while reducing prison populations.
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Trump’s First Year Has Been the Private Prison Industry’s Best

The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry xactly 17 months ago, in August of 2016 -- back when most election polls had Hillary Clinton clinching the 2016 presidential election -- the Obama administration announced that it would end the Justice Department’s (DOJ) reliance on private prisons. The announcement came seven days after the DOJ’s inspector general (IG) called on the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to more rigorously oversee its contracts with private … [Read more...]