Bernie Sanders Set to introduce new legislation to end private prisons
Recently "The Young Turks" program reported that Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has announced that he'll introduce legislation designed to ending private prisons when Congressional sessions resume.
On Tuesday at his rally in Reno, Nevada Sanders spoke to a crowd of 4,500 of supporters at the local branch of Nevada State University. The longest serving independent U.S. legislator said: "When Congress reconvenes in September, I will be introducing legislation which takes corporations out of profiteering from running jails,"
Sanders added that former inmates need programs to help them to adjust to life outside of prison. "We need a rational path for them to return to civil society -It doesn't take a genius to figure out that if somebody leaves jail without an education, without a job, without money, without housing and sometimes with mental health issues, that person is going to return to jail. Makes no sense to me."
Bernie's proposed legislation is also part of his campaign's racial inequality and justice platform. Criminal justice laws are essential to end the oppression of minorities in this country.
Bernie Sanders continues to put his money where his mouth is. Unlike the other candidates who can only make promises Bernie issues policy prescriptions and introducing laws so he has a legit record on essential issue.