It’s essential that federal and state governments work to keep people out of jail, and take measures to protect vulnerable incarcerated populations.
After President Trump’s Super Bowl ad featuring former cocaine trafficker Alice Johnson, The Washington Post criticized Trump’s pardoning as too celebrity-influenced and stingy.
Kim Kardashian West’s Skims advertisement featuring Alice Johnson, a former drug dealer President Trump gave clemency, brings awareness to an awful story of imprisonment and the downfalls of the justice system.
It’s absurd to allow those who are serving their sentences to directly (or indirectly) help shape the same laws that they chose to violate.
Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty.
Alexis de Tocqueville originally visited America to study its prison system. Certain patterns he observed influence the current, critical state of our criminal justice system.
Amid national political and cultural divides, on at least criminal justice reform the Left and Right often eschews partisanship.
A great many African-Americans of the civil rights era supported strong punishments against the criminals wreaking havoc in their neighborhoods, as ‘The Black Silent Majority’ shows.
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