Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden presented a comprehensive plan on Tuesday to reduce the country's prison population, reform the country's criminal justice system and eliminate racial and income-related condemnation.
Former Vice-President The campaign also highlighted that the proposal, with the official title "Biden Plan to Strengthen US Engagement for the Judiciary," should give priority to reforming the Juvenile Court ̵
The high-level officials of the Biden campaign tell Fox that the turnaround would be paid for using the costs saved by reducing mass incarceration
Biden is expected to draw attention to his plan this week while speaking at the forum of a NAACP presidential candidate on Wednesday at Detroit, as well as the next day in Indianapolis when he speaks at the National Urban League's annual conference.
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And the Publ The plan comes just eight days before Biden takes on nine of his rivals – including Senator Kamala Harris of California – on the second night of the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates.
Biden, who is currently the leader in his party's nomination for 2020, has experienced his once-impressive national lead. Early state balloting worsened after he did not perform well in the first round of Democratic nominations last month had provided.
High Biden election officials emphasized that the reform policy of criminal justice – as well as the health of former Vice President Care proposal he unveiled last week: "We've really talked about this in the campaign. In this race there are real differences between Vice President Biden and a number of people on this stage. You can assume that he draws this contrast next Wednesday. "
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Criminal justice reform is a sensitive issue for Biden He came from Delaware and helped draft the 1994 law, which was signed by President Bill Clinton. Biden has long emphasized his role in drafting the law, which at the time was the largest crime-fighting bill in the country's history. The measure involved thousands of new police officers, millions of dollars to finance prevention programs and billions of dollars to build new prisons.
However, the law has been criticized in recent years by Democrats who blamed the measure for triggering detention, especially among minorities for life sentence for repeat offenders.
Biden has repeatedly defended the measure, although numerous rivals have come across the law. He credited the provisions of the Weapons Control Law, including the Prohibition of Offensive Weapons, which "helped him beat the NRA".
Two of the Democratic White House hopefuls of 2020 who targeted Biden for the move – Harris and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey – will be standing next to Biden on the debate floor next week.
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His new plan would create a new $ 20 billion competition grant program to move states to transition from detention to prevention. In his campaign, he said, "In order to receive these funds, states must cut the minimum levels of non-violent crime, establish earned credit programs, and take other measures to reduce detention rates without compromising public safety."
to eliminate racial and income inequalities in the country's criminal justice system and to "eliminate overly harsh convictions for non-violent crime".
Biden would do so by building and using the powers of the Department of Justice to deal with systemic misconduct. Police departments and prosecutors resuming an Obama administration practice that has been under the government's administration over the past two and a half years Republican President Donald Trump has been reduced. Biden's plan also includes investing in public defenders to protect defendants' access to quality counselors, elimination of prescribed minimum levels, elimination of inequality between crack and powder cocaine, criminalization of cannabis use, and rejecting previous convictions for cannabis use and all detention exclusively to stop because of drug use.
The former vice president also called for the abolition of the death penalty and stopped imprisoning people for paying fines and fees for their inadequate poverty and preventing companies from benefiting from detention and the federal government's use of private prisons break up. This would build a policy that was implemented during his eight-year tenure as Obama's Vice President, but was overturned by the Trump administration.
As part of his proposals to reform the juvenile justice system, Biden's campaign said the former vice president would "end incentives for states to lock up children, and expand funding for out-of-school programs, community centers, and summer jobs to keep young people active, busy, learning, and entertaining. "