Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons

  • President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday. Vice President Kamala Harris listens at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies.