Federal prisoners

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s Anti-Private Prison Policy Puts Optics Over Outcomes

Within days of taking office, Pres. Joe Biden ordered the Justice Department to phase out its use of private prisons. The move is a well-intentioned part of Biden’s pledge to eliminate systemic racism in the criminal justice system. But as the saying goes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. According to observers

Immigration

Biden ban on new private prison contracts will not reach ICE detainees

President Joe Biden’s order that the Justice Department stop contracting with private prisons could eventually affect thousands of inmates – but not the roughly 3,000 immigrants being held in private facilities in Arizona. Biden said Tuesday that his executive order is part of an effort to promote racial equity and is needed to “stop corporations

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