When it comes to criminal justice reform in America, there are few better than Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In this video, Sanders tore into the regressive criminal justice policies of the Republicans, especially focusing on the draconian policies regarding marijuana prohibition.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced