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www.todayville.com: Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons

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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.

Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a memorandum to take steps to promote equitable housing policy.

The order to end the reliance on privately-run prisons directs the attorney general not to renew Justice Department contracts with privately operated criminal detention facilities.

The move will effectively revert the Justice Department to the same posture it held at the end of the Obama administration.

GEO Group, a private company that operates federal prisons, called the Biden order “a solution in search of a problem.

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