Prison Reform

Justice Democrat Calls for Mass Prison Release

Blanket clemency would release more than 7,500 inmates including violent offenders

A New York Democrat demanded the immediate release of all New York state prisoners scheduled to be released later in 2020, a move that could set free more than 7,500 inmates overnight.

AOC Wants to Abolish Prisons

Squad-member: We need a 'real conversation about … prison abolition'

Congressional firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said that America needs to have a "real conversation" about "prison abolition" on Monday morning.

Bernie Plans Jailbreak

Sanders releases criminal justice plan to put pressure on cops, mass-release prisoners

If elected president, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plans to free more than a million people from America's prisons, according to a campaign plan released Sunday.