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Incarceration in the United States

They’re focusing on the war on drugs, but that’s not why most people are in prison.
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate released a list of proposals centered on community-driven initiatives and a reformed justice system.
The former vice president and the New Jersey senator continue to spar ahead of next week's debate, this time making jabs at each other's criminal justice record.
In an interview with HuffPost, Booker called the 1994 law “awful” and “shameful.”

“Chokehold: Policing Black Men" examines law enforcement and mass incarceration through its treatment of African American men.
“My focus is tearing down the system of mass incarceration," the Democratic candidate said, so fewer people are behind bars.
And black adults were three times as likely as white ones to have close family in jail or prison for over a year, per a study from Cornell University and Fwd.us.
"Society is not taking this issue seriously," Thad Tatum says of the mental health needs of formerly incarcerated people.
“Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies," said Jay-Z in a statement.