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Gary Johnson responds to critics on NM prison privatization, says public employee unions are bigger opponents of reform

GaryJohnson  2012From Gov. Gary Johnson:

February 10, 2016 – Santa Fe, NM–  I am often asked about private prisons – and whether they create political and financial pressure to unnecessarily incarcerate drug offenders and others. I understand the concern and the potential for such pressure, but when I was Governor, it simply didn’t happen.

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Kevin Zeese: End the injustices of mandatory sentencing: Pardon those unjustly punished

August 15, 2013

Kevin Zeese, Attorney General & Clifford Thornton, Drug Policy Administrator

Finally, after working to see the end of mandatory minimum sentencing for nearly 30 years, hearing Attorney General Holder say the obvious – that mandatory sentences don’t work, are costly, unfair and need to be ended – was welcome.  

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Green Shadow Cabinet: We Must End Solitary Confinement Now

Speak for the voiceless: Support the Pelican Bay prisoner rights hunger strike
July 16, 2013
King Downing, President’s Commission on Corrections Reform

On July 8, 2013, incarcerated people at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison went on hunger strike against conditions of solitary confinement at the facility.

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