Having thrown a payoff bone to the private prison industry, Jeff Sessions is now guaranteeing them plenty of supply:
The US attorney general has ordered federal prosecutors to seek harsher criminal sentencing, undoing an Obama-era policy to ease prison overcrowding.
In a two-page memo, Jeff Sessions instructed US attorneys to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offence".
He has vowed to crack down on violence and drugs at the Justice Department.
The move is a reversal of ex-President Barack Obama's policy to reduce jail time for low-level drug crimes.
The new criminal justice policy "ensures that the Department enforces the law fairly and consistently, advances public safety and promotes respect for our legal system", Mr Sessions said in a memo released to the public on Friday.