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#Biden's proposing a radical overhaul of the criminal justice system: 1>End #jail time for #drug offenses; 2>End fed'l mandatory minimums, give states incentives to repeal theirs; 3>End fed #DeathPenalty, give states incentives to do the same. /thread
#Biden 4>End cash bail; 5>End #jail sentences for people too poor to pay fines & fees; 6>Expand & use DOJ's power to address "systemic misconduct in police depts & prosecutors’ offices"; 7>Expand resources for public defenders’ offices ...
#Biden 8>Decriminalize the use of #cannabis & automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions; 9>Create $20 billion competitive grant program to spur states to shift from #incarceration to prevention; 10>Establish an independent Task Force on Prosecutorial Discretion...
#Biden 11>Increase funding for alternatives to detention; 12>End federal use of private #prisons; 13>Invest $1 billion per year in juvenile justice reform; 14>Prohibit children from being incarcerated in facilities where they will interact with incarcerated adults...
#Biden 15>Fund programs to address the disproportionate representation of children of color in the juvenile justice system; 16>Fund community-based alternatives to incarceration for kids ("This doesn’t mean ankle bracelets, it means in-person support for our kids.")
#Biden 17>"Repurpose empty prisons for the community’s benefit so they cannot be used in the future for detention, beginning w/ a $100 million pilot program; 18>Stop incarcerating kids for things that would be legal if they were older (like drinking or truancy) ....
#Biden 19>End the school to #prison pipeline by investing in prevention & double the number of mental health providers in schools; 20>Automatically expunge & seal juvenile records; 21>Expand retraining & mental health support in reentry programs ...
#Biden 22>"Set a national goal of ensuring 100% of formerly incarcerated individuals have housing upon reentry"; 23>"Eliminate barriers keeping formerly incarcerated individuals from accessing public assistance such as SNAP, Pell grants, & housing support" ....
#Biden 24>Incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights in states that restrict citizens' right to vote while in prison; 25>Expand Obama-Biden “ban the box” policy ("This effort will not include any automatic restoration of firearms rights.") ...
#Biden 26>Prioritize the prosecution of #HateCrimes; 27>Reinvigorate community-oriented policing & hire police from the communities they serve; 28>Establish panel to scrutinize equipment used by law enforcement;
29>Institute universal background checks; ban assault weapons & high-capacity magazines; 30>Reauthorize & strength #Biden's signature legislative achievement, the Violence Against Women Act.…
New @PrisonPolicy Institute report finds MOST people in #jail (as vs. state/federal prison) haven't been convicted of a crime. They just can't afford bail. #Biden proposes an end to cash bail & jail time for people too poor to pay fines & fees.
My college-level #prison study group students & I are all activists in the fight against mass incarceration & the #DeathPenalty. We're grateful to the @PrisonPolicy Institute for its fine research & reports.…
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