Over the weekend, Bernie Sanders dropped his criminal justice reform package, and it is one of the most comprehensive plans that we’ve seen in a long time. And it gets the job done. Sanders says that the goal is to cut the prison population in half, and his plan appears to be designed to do exactly that, and to help millions of Americans get their lives back on track. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses the plan.

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