Biden orders DOJ to phase out private prison contracts

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To end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies. Moves calmness Biden signed for executive orders to spotlight His administration's effort to make combating racial justice is central focus of his Residency. KPN Face Kristina Honest Ed reports. The four executive orders are aimed Com batting racial injustice and inequity. Thay include a direct hit at the prison industrial complex by directing the Department of Justice to end its contracts with private prisons. Here's President Joe Biden. Industry that houses three child, the trainees and detainees and federal prisoners. The executive order directs the attorney general to declined to renew contracts with privately operated criminal facilities. Step we started to take in the end of the Obama administration and was reversed under the previous administration. This is the first step to stop corporation from profiting off of incarcerated incarceration that is less humane and less safe is the study show. And it is just the beginning to my administration's plan to address systemic problems in our criminal justice system, while African Americans make up 13% of the U. S population They're disproportionately incarcerated and nearly 40% of the federal prison population, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Biden's order seeks to undo some of that inequity. But it's limited in scope and applies to roughly 9% of the federal prison population. It's nearly 15,000 incarcerated individuals. Out of 152,000 federal inmates. The order does not include federal prison contracts with other agencies like ice immigrations and Customs enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants. Federal Bureau of Prisons had already opted not to renew some private prison contracts in recent months since the number of inmates dwindled and thousands were released to home confinement because of the Corona virus pandemic. Another executive order condemns

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