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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 07:50 PM

 

Bernie Sanders declares war on the prison-industrial complex with major new bill

Sanders teams up with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to ban private facilities



Bernie Sanders just made good on an early campaign promise and introduced a bill in the Senate to outlaw what he called the “morally repugnant” practice of incarcerating Americans in private prisons and called for the reduction in the nation’s prison population.

On Thursday, the Vermont independent introduced The Justice Is Not for Sale Act which bars the federal government from contracting with private companies. Sanders’ bill was introduced as a part of a package of legislation sponsored by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Bobby L. Rush of Illinois, aimed at making important criminal justice reforms including increased oversight on the predatory banking and telephone services for inmates.

In August, after a couple of high-profile interruptions of Sanders’ campaign stops by protestors affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement drew scrutiny to Sanders’ appetite to discuss racial justice , the candidate began telling his supporters that he planned to introduce legislation banning private prisons — a practice he’s long opposed.

Sanders said “it makes no sense” that “America has more jails and prisons than college and universities.” Calling the growth of prisons in the United States “unacceptable,” Sanders said “it makes more sense to be investing in our children, making sure they stay in school, making sure they get the mentoring they need, rather than simply locking them up.”
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more: http://www.salon.com/2015/09/17/bernie_sanders_declares_war_on_the_prison_industrial_complex_with_major_new_bill/

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Cheese Sandwich Dec 2015 OP
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2015 #1
Voice for Peace Dec 2015 #2
JaneyVee Dec 2015 #3
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #5
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #6
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #7
Travis_0004 Dec 2015 #8
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #4
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #9
malokvale77 Dec 2015 #10
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #11

Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 07:52 PM

1. Good!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:08 PM

2. Yes!

 

Good good and good.



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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:10 PM

3. Then why is Vermont one of the only states to ship inmates to private prisons?

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:13 PM

5. Does Bernie run Vemont? No.

CLOMP CLOMP.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:16 PM

6. He barely runs his campaign.

 

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Response to MeNMyVolt (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:22 PM

7. That is a rather assinine thing to say. nt

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 09:58 PM

8. Since Bearnie is in Congress, he gets 0 say in state issues

 

He only votes on federal issues.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:13 PM

4. K&R nt

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:00 PM

9. I don't think we're allowed to mention this

 

It might draw attention to Mrs Clinton's ties to the for profit prison industry.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:07 PM

10. Bernie gets it.

For the life of me, I can not see how anyone can support Hillary's insipid policy over Bernie's.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 03:43 AM

11. Bernie Sanders on Crime, Punishment, and Poverty (10/22/1991)



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