#Private Prisons

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
According to Susan Rice, US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order later on Tuesday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The move to stop using private prisons to house federal inmates is one of several criminal justice reforms proposed by Biden
  • Private prison operators first emerged in the United States in the 1980s
  • Barack Obama also sought to do away with federal use of private prisons