Tuesday marked a new day for the business of bondage in America. Prison stocks tumbled as President Biden signed an executive order to end the DOJ’s contracts with private prisons proving that crime is paying many.
“I ran for president because I believe we’re in a battle for the soul of this nation, Biden said prior to signing the bill. “And the simple truth is, our soul will be troubled as long as systemic racism is allowed to persist. I firmly believe the nation is ready to change but government has to change as well.”
“For too many American families, systemic racism and inequality in our economy, laws and institutions, still put the American dream far out of reach, stated the domestic policy advisor Susan Rice before Biden‘s official signature. She further affirmed the horrific impact private prisons have had on Black Americans by saying “Private prisons profiteer off federal prisoners and are proven to be, or found to be by the Department of Justice inspector general, less safe for correctional officers and prisoner. President Biden is committed to reducing mass incarceration, while making our communities safer and that starts with ending the federal governments reliance on private prison.”
Prison privatization has been a center focus for the Democratic party and social justice activist nationwide. Biden vowed that ending the governments toxic relationship with private oppressors is only a first step in numerous to prohibit corporations from profiting off of unsafe and inhumane incarcerations.
The current measure isn’t applicable to immigrant detentions centers but did also address a plaintiffs ability to litigate unequitable housing discrimination.
BY: BEWITTY Staff