Bloomberg Law: Private Prisons and Uber’s Settlement (Audio)

Louis LaBrecque, an editor for Bloomberg BNA, discusses why the Department of Justice is planning to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded that the private facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services compared to those run by the government. According to deputy attorney general Sally Yates, the goal is to reduce the total private prison population to less than 14,200 inmates by 2017. And, Orly Lobel, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and Miriam Cherry, a Professor St. Louis University Law School, discuss a federal judge in San Francisco rejecting Uber’s $100 million settlement with drivers after concluding that the deal was unfair to the drivers. They speak with Bloomberg Law hosts June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."

producer: David Sucherman +1-212-617-7663 or

Running time 16:04

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