Warren Touts Accountability & Outreach for Criminal-Justice Reform
(CN) – U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren introduced a new policy plan Tuesday to reduce the country’s mass-incarceration rates, which are the highest in the world.
Notable in the holistic proposal are Warren’s plans to make communities safer by helping the homeless, increasing mental health services, and train and support police officers while holding them accountable for rights violations.
“Simply put, we have criminalized too many things. We send too many people to jail,” Warren wrote in a post on Medium introducing the proposal. “We keep them there for too long. We do little to rehabilitate them.