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The private-prison executive order was one of four EOs signed Jan. 26 by President Joe Biden, who also called for more consultation with tribes, efforts to stop anti-Asian attacks and to fight historic racism in housing policies. (Photo courtesy the White House)

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President Joe Biden’s order that the Justice Department stop contracting with private prisons could eventually affect thousands of inmates – but not the roughly 3,000 immigrants being held in private facilities in Arizona.

By Ryan Knappenberger, Cronkite News January 30, 2021
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