Biden To Phase Out Federal Use Of Private Prisons

The Wall Street Journal reports:

President Biden on Tuesday will sign a series of executive orders that are intended to advance racial equity, including action to phase out the federal use of private prisons.

Mr. Biden is expected to sign four orders in the afternoon, administration officials said. He will also deliver remarks on the need to address inequities in the country’s social and economic systems.

“America has never lived up to its founding promise of equality for all, but we’ve never stopped trying,” the president tweeted Tuesday morning. “Today, I’ll take action to advance racial equity and push us closer to that more perfect union we’ve always strived to be.”

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