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Biden Vows to Close Private Detention Centers in Response to Georgia Protesters

HeadlineApr 30, 2021

To mark his 100th day in office, President Biden held a rally in Duluth, Georgia, and visited former President Jimmy Carter, who is now 96 years old. During his speech, Biden was interrupted by protesters calling on him to end private detention centers.

President Joe Biden: “I want to thank you, the people of Georgia.”

Protesters: “No! End detention now! End detention now! Abolish all! Close private detention centers! Abolish all! Close private detention centers now, please!”

President Joe Biden: “I agree with you. I’m working on it, man. Give me another five days. Folks, y’all know what they’re talking about. There should be no private prisons, period. None, period. That’s what they’re talking about, private detention centers. They should not exist. And we are working to close all of them.”

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