Biden to phase out federal use of private prisons, officials say

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    wow, he's hitting the ground running.

    Biden to phase out federal use of private prisons, officials say

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    President Joe Biden on Tuesday planned to sign four executive actions pertaining to racial equity, including phasing out the use of private prisons at the federal level, according to senior administration officials.

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    Biden will sign an order directing the attorney general to not renew contracts the Department of Justice has with privately-operated criminal detention facilities, according to the officials.

    Biden also planned to sign a memorandum to address a rise in discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past year, the officials said.

    Former President Donald Trump often referred to the novel coronavirus with a term that stigmatized Asian Americans, and an official said that the administration intended to examine if the government was exacerbating that discrimination with "offensive and dangerous" language.

    "The aim here is to acknowledge that and to try to redress it," the official said.

    Biden planned to sign those actions, and two others aimed at strengthening access to housing and tribal sovereignty, Tuesday afternoon after making remarks on racial equity, according to administration officials.


    Biden to phase out federal use of private prisons, officials say (msn.com)
     
  2. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I learned something. I had no idea that there were privately operated detention facilities. Are these private and for profit affairs?
     
  3. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    They've been around for decades and in some cases, judges have been caught throwing heavy sentences at people and getting kickbacks from the private prison entities. How's that for levels of corruption?
     
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  4. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Without investigating this... On the face of it, this sounds like a playground for corruption. So I take it then that a developer will build a prison facility and "rent" space to the fed to incarcerate people? What can go wrong with that? Sheesh.
     
  5. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Now you know why Biden is phasing them out.
     

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