I have very little faith in politicians and none in Presidents, yet this is pretty amazing language to hear from a U.S. President who is still in office.
“Mass incarceration makes our entire country worse off, and we need to do something about it.”
“For non-violent drug crimes, we need to lower long mandatory minimum sentences — or get rid of them entirely.”
“In too many cases, our criminal justice system ends up being a pipeline from underfunded, inadequate schools to overcrowded jails.”
That, along with commuting the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders (a drop in the bucket, but better than nothing) and it almost makes if feel like there’s a change in the wind…