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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:00 AM

Bernie Sanders: 'We need major reforms in a very broken criminal justice system'

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Source: Chicago Sun Times Extract

The 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful touched on everything from unemployment to foreign policy and criminal justice. And in true fashion, he didn’t shy away from calls for drug policy reform.

“I am running for president because when youth unemployment and underemployment is at 30, 40, 50 percent, 51 percent for African American kids, we need to invest in jobs and education, not more jails and incarceration,” Sanders said to loud applause.

He criticized U.S. prison policy for incarcerating more people than any country in the world and called for “major reforms in a very broken criminal justice system.”... We need to stop the killing of unarmed African Americans by the police.... We need to treat substance abuse as a serious health issue , not a criminal issue.

Read more: http://extract.suntimes.com/news/10/153/9133/bernie-sanders-criminal-justice-reform-marijuana-laws-new-hampshire/



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