Tennessee U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Wants Joe Biden to Clamp Down on Private Prisons

Rep Steve Cohen

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) this month said that the Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service continue to use privately-operated detention facilities, and he wants President Joe Biden to put a stop to it. In a letter, Cohen said private prison companies have discovered ways to circumvent an executive order that Biden signed in January. That order directed the attorney general not to renew contracts with privately-operated criminal facilities.

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