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Bernhardt suspends use of prison labor in NPs after internal watchdog report

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Thursday temporarily halted the use of prison labor in national parks after an internal watchdog investigation called on the National Park Service (NPS) to develop standardized policies for its use of prison labor. 

“I hereby order and direct NPS to immediately cease the use of prison labor. Any agreements in place regarding the same are hereby rendered null and void,” he said in a memo.

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