Debate Criminal Justice Reform
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During the first two Republican debates, none of the candidates discussed criminal justice in a meaningful way. This is unacceptable.
On Tuesday, CNN will host the first Democratic primary debate of 2015. Lets make sure the candidates discuss this paramount issue.
More than two million people are behind bars in the United States --close to 1 out of every 100 Americans. At a time when highways are crumbling and schoolchildren go without books, America spends $80 billion every year on the incarceration industry – an expense that has a devastating impact on individuals, communities, and society as a whole.
How our next President plans to handle this crisis and get us out of this mess is something we all need to know. That’s exactly what primary debates are for.
Please sign our petition requesting the candidates discuss their plans for criminal justice reform.
There are so many important questions that could be asked: What would you do to shrink our bloated prison system? How would you reform mandatory minimum sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders? How would you eliminate barriers that prevent formerly incarcerated people from successfully reentering society?
Democratic and Republican candidates have agreed that reform is needed. But it is critical that we know exactly what they would do to take on the incarceration industry in America.
Join us in convincing Presidential candidates to discuss their plans to reform our broken justice system.
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