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Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has released a criminal justice plan that vows to end mass incarceration, eliminate cash bail, and end the death penalty. Harris’ progressive proposal includes many ideas she previously rejected as a district attorney and California’s attorney general.
Harris’ proposal intends to end mass incarceration by investing resources into evidence- and community-based programs to reduce crime and make communities safer. The California Democrat noted that incarceration rates among Black men and women are disproportionately higher than among white Americans.
The former prosecutor proposes making “significant” federal investments to help reverse mass incarceration, including programs to cultivate jobs, job training, housing, transportation, food security, education, and healthcare. If elected, Harris also promises to end the War on Drugs and legalize marijuana.
Harris would accomplish this by passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, which legalizes marijuana at the federal level, the expungement for…
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