President Biden signed an executive order calling for a halt to the Department of Justice’s reliance on contracts with private prisons. The order asserts itself as part of Biden’s broader approach to combat racial inequity. Before signing the action, Biden asserted it is crucial for the United States to shift “its whole approach” when it comes to handling racial injustice. Identical restrictions of the Justice Department’s contracts with private prisons were put into place under the Obama administration.
Department of Justice Ordered to End Reliance on Private Prison Contracts
February 3, 2021