Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans to introduce legislation that will reform the criminal justice system.
“My legislation will eliminate federal, state, and local contracts for privately run prisons within 2 years. It will reinstate the federal parole system. It will increase oversight and eliminate the overcharging of prisoners by private companies for banking and other services,” said Bernie Sanders.
Sanders’ legislation will also “end the mandatory quota of immigrants detained. It will require ICE to improve the monitoring of detention facilities and eliminate private detention centers within 2 years.”
“[W]e need bold change in our criminal justice system,” said Sanders. “We need to end the tragic reality that the United States has more people in jail than any other country on earth, and that the people being incarcerated are disproportionately black and Hispanic.”