Biden orders DOJ to end private prison contracts as part of racial equity push

President Joe Biden ordered his Department of Justice not to renew its contracts with private prisons, one of multiple new planks of Biden’s broad-focused racial justice agenda.

The actions are aimed at combating discriminatory housing practices, reforming the prison system, respecting sovereignty of Tribal governments and fighting xenophobia against Asian Americans, especially in light of the Covid pandemic.

CNBC Biden orders DOJ to end private prison contracts as part of racial equity push