1994 crime bill
The law now blamed for mass incarceration is on few Democratic voters' radar, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey suggests.
"The story people know is the lie that you told them," wrote the director of "When They See Us," a Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five.
At a time when millions of our children are already suffering from poverty, from domestic abuse, from a school-to-prison-pipeline and a broken juvenile justice system, how can it be that we also are allowing over five million children to be traumatized by the loss of parents caught in the hysteria of mass incarceration?
Last week, CNN held the Democratic presidential debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Both candidates supported
The bill made neighborhoods "more harmonious," according to the vice president.
Clinton was referring to "young blacks" when she used the term "super-predators" in the 1990s, Sanders said.
The former president admitted his crime bill did some things that "cannot be justified."
The former president responded to criticism of welfare reform and a controversial crime bill passed in the ’90s.
In the debates over the Crime Bill, there was plenty of ugly dehumanizing rhetoric about juvenile offenders, including many references to them as "wolfpacks" "thugs" and "predators."
Why should we care if more criminals are behind bars for longer sentences? As president of the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, I've seen the downsides of mass incarceration up close.