Compassion | Some see missed opportunities in private partnerships
by Charissa Koh
Posted 2/10/21, 01:52 pm
As cameras rolled at the White House on Jan. 26, President Joe Biden signed an executive order against the use of private prisons, touting his commitment to racial equity. He said phasing out federal contracts with private prison companies was a first step toward reducing federal incarceration levels and improving prisoners’ services and programs.