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2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) released a policy proposal to ban private prisons and detention facilities on Friday.

The big picture: Top 2020 Democrats are laying out detailed policy proposals on criminal justice reform, often attributing the issue to institutional racism and the War on Drugs.

  • Some of Warren's 2020 opponents, notably Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, also want to end "private for-profit prisons."

Details on Warren's proposal:

  • Abolish "all contracts that the Bureau of Prisons, ICE, and the U.S. Marshals Service have with private detention providers."
  • Make private prisons subject to FOIA, and potentially make them subject to state open records laws.
  • Prevent companies from "charging for re-entry, supervision, and probation services."

What she's saying: "This is exploitation, plain and simple. Our criminal and immigration systems are tearing apart communities of color and devastating the poor, including children. Women  —  especially women of color  —  are particularly saddled with the financial burden."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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In photos: Deadly wildfires devastate California's wine country

The Shady Fire ravages a home as it approaches Santa Rosa in Napa County, California, on Sept. 28. The blaze is part of the massive Glass Fire Complex, which has razed 46,600 acres at 2% containment. Photo: Samuel Corum/Agence France-Presse/AFP via Getty Images

Some 18,700 firefighters are battling 27 major blazes across California, including in the heart of the wine country, where one mega-blaze claimed the lives of three people and forced thousands of others to evacuate this week.

The big picture: 8,155 wildfires have burned across a record 3.86 million acres, killing 26 people and razing almost 7,900 structures in California this year, per Cal Fire. Just like the deadly blazes of 2017, the wine country has become a wildfires epicenter. Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Shasta counties.

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The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess

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This debate was like the country: Everybody’s talking. Nobody’s listening. Nothing is learned. It’s a mess.

  • We were told President Trump would be savage. Turned out, that was a gross understatement. Even the moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace, got bulldozed.

Why it matters: Honestly, who the hell knows?