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President Biden Is Phasing Out Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Executive Order, Private Prisons, Systematic, Criminal Detention, Overcrowding, Racial Disparity on Thursday, January 28, 2021

President Biden just signed an Executive Order to phase out the federal government’s use of private prisons. For-profit, private prison systems have been found to provide less humane and less safe environments overall, in an effort to increase profits. While signing the Order, the President stated that “[t]his is the first step to stop corporations from profiting off incarceration, that is less humane and less safe, as studies show . . . [a]nd this is just the beginning of my administration’s plan to address systematic problems in our criminal justice system.”

Tags: Executive Order, Private Prisons, Systematic, Criminal Detention, Overcrowding, Racial Disparity

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