Bernie Sanders: Abolish Private Prisons

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August 21, 2015 by socialaction2014


Bernie Sanders will be introducing legislation to ban private prisons. Private prisons have spent millions lobbying the government to change the laws to lock more people up, with longer sentences. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to abolish private prisons, one piece of his comprehensive racial justice reform package that has won praise from Black Lives Matter activists.
“When Congress reconvenes in September, I will be introducing legislation which takes corporations out of profiteering from running jails,” the independent senator said at a campaign rally in Nevada.”*

Read more here: http://thinkprogress.org/election/201…

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