Don't Forget Us Inmates.

AuthorLindell, Nate A.

Regarding your proposed Progressive platform for 2020 (February/March issue), one component was glaringly missing: reform (if not abolition) of the criminal injustice system, which consumes billions of tax dollars a year, chews up the souls of those incarcerated, savages whole communities, destroys families, and breeds the very crimes it speciously purports to prevent.

Presidential candidates can and must take action to at least suture the wounds on America's moral heart. They can push their party to repeal the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, which makes it harder to challenge unjust convictions, and the Prison...

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