President Joe Biden Signs Executive Action Ordering Justice Department to Halt Reliance on Private Prison Contracts
President Biden has ordered an end to the Justice Department’s reliance on private prison contracts, in an aim to advance racial equity. The order exists as one of the multiple facets included in the Biden administration’s racial justice agenda. In initiating this action, President Biden intends to cease the ability of corporations to profit off of the incarcerated. This action additionally protects future inmates from the unsafe living conditions private prisons pose.