First off, over 90% of private prisons function on the city, county, and state level. All of those will remain.
Secondly, the majority of private prisons on the federal level are immigration detention centers. Joe Biden decided not to end those either. He's keeping those.
Lastly, we learned that he's not even ending the few private federal prisons that do exist. The executive order just said they won't renew their contracts. Many of them have contracts that last for years on end.
So, nobody is being freed. No city, county, or state private prisons are ending. No private ICE detention centers are ending. And they aren't closing down the others any time soon either.
In the end, that executive order will hardly impact anyone. Sadly.
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This post was originally published on The Breakdown with Shaun King.