Breaking News Alert
The White House has announced an executive order directing the United States Bureau of Prisons and National Institutes of Health to collaborate on a nationwide initiative to collect and sequence DNA samples from all federally incarcerated inmates. The action was met with resistance from the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, and private prison operators CoreCivic and The GEO Group, who claim that the forced testing is likely to put their employees in danger. At this time, the motivation for the order and urgency with which the testing is being carried out is unclear. We will update this breaking news alert as details emerge.