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Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

6 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill.
"We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and...
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Bernie Sanders On His Criminal Justice Overhaul Plan

6 monthes ago   |   By NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about his plan to overhaul the criminal justice system.
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