Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons
January 27, 2021
President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies.
In remarks before signing the orders, Biden said the U.S. government needs to change "its whole approach" on the issue of racial equity. He added that the nation is less prosperous and secure because of the scourge of systemic racism.
"We must change now," the president said. "I know it's going to take time, but I know we can do it. And I firmly believe the nation is ready to change. Bu...