U.S. Marshals in Ohio scrambling to find room for nearly 800 inmates after Biden administration ends contract with private prison in Youngstown

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Biden administration’s push to end contracts with private prisons has left federal authorities in Cleveland scrambling to find ways to house nearly 800 inmates.

A contract between the U.S. Marshals Service and CoreCivic, owner of the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, expired Sunday. Authorities, however, were granted a three-month reprieve, and officials are pushing for additional time to study alternatives.