April 27, 2021 | 3:37 PM
Law, Order, & Incarceration
Since being installed as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden has been busy with the Executive Order pen. Over 60 executive actions, of which 23 reversed Donald Trump’s orders, have been executed as of this blog. While Executive Orders cannot override the Constitution, they can and do impact a broad array of areas that impact everyday citizens. Just ask the people who worked on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
One of the orders that has seen little to zero response in the press has been the order Reforming Our Incarceration System to Eliminate the Use of Privately Operated Criminal Detention Facilities. Yes, you read it right. For the full text, https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/26/executive-order-reforming-our-incarceration-system-to-eliminate-the-use-of-privately-operated-criminal-detention-facilities/
The intro section of the Order reviews “policy” in claiming a disproportionate number of people of color are in the system and therefore implying the US Justice System has racial bias. Not saying the system is perfect and mistakes can and do happen, but there is not sufficient proof to make a statement that those in prison got there by jaywalking.
The next section references that correctional facilities should prioritize rehabilitation and redemption. I think that depends on the crime, but that’s a solid goal. The lecture further goes to state that incarceration centers based on profit based incentives must be reduced to decrease prison population levels. Yep, you read that right too.
So, with this order the Attorney General is not renewing any contract for the DOJ with privately operated prisons.
Sooooo, what’s happening with the inmates in those facilities being non-renewed? While I cannot confirm stats, the word coming from recently closed facilities is that the current population is being shipped to already full federal prisons with the exception of guests that have and will be released based upon the DOJ’s scale of social justice.
I guess a pressing question is how does transferring one prison population to another help in treatment, housing conditions, or rehabilitation? More importantly – who is being let out and where?
Lost in all of this is the fact incarceration was turned over to the private sector as it did a better job with lower costs…..
In the wake of “Defund the Police”, terrorist groups like ANTIFA and BLM running amuck, and now Joe wants to attack our 2A rights, it starting to smell like a pigs behind in summertime….. You have to start to legitimately question what potential plan is lying in waiting to force the American people to surrender all ability to protect themselves and become effectively slaves to the government for security.
The 2020 “Summer of Love” showed just how much we need our rights to bear arms, the ability for law enforcement to do its job, and ultimately to lock up the criminals. We saw wayyy too much of folks getting off Scott free in liberal run cities and states. Going to prison has to be a real threat or its not a deterrent to crime. For the liberals reading this – criminals don’t follow the law, are happy you want to defund the police, and are ecstatic at the thought of infringement on the 2nd Amendment.
I have not even touched on the impact that shutting these prisons down has on the employees, service providers, suppliers, and local economies.
But hey, they can build solar panels right?
So, what can you do about any of this?
Glad you asked.
You have to stay resolute, burn up the email and phone lines to elected officials when idiotic ideas and proposed legislation is floated out to become law.
At the local, county, state, and federal levels is this disease of thinking the US is racist. It’s the basis for this EO. The issue of race is being beat into our minds and being used as an excuse to alter the fabric of America.
It is not isolated at the federal level and must be combated and educated in every way possible.
So, eat your Wheaties and saddle up – it’s a long ride to 2022.
Darren Yancy has always been a self-starter and hard-working individual. He knows the value of a dollar and through diligent perseverance has achieved the American Dream.