|JPI’s Presidential Justice Poll results are in! We asked who you thought would be the better President on criminal justice reform issues based on their campaign platforms, prior work on issues concerning sentencing, privatization and juvenile justice.
The results report that slightly over two-thirds of respondents believe that President Obama would be better on justice reform over the next four years.
People from Alaska and Arkansas to both Washingtons (the State and the District of Columbia) also took the time to share their comments. And it’s clear that many believe that the President could do much more for justice reform in the next four years than he has to date; some were frustrated that neither candidate saw justice reform as a key issue.
· “Neither parties are poised or interested to go against the capitalist machine that drives prison industrial complex as they are effective apparatuses of it.”
· “It takes political courage to find alternatives to incarceration that holds people accountable for their crimes, helps people repair broken lives, and makes the prevention of crime a national initiative.”
· “For three debates prison was not mentioned once by either candidate. The biggest prison population in human history, the history of the species, and not a word. And, not a word from the media. What choice?”
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While we can’t speak for what President Obama will do with his next four years, we at JPI will continue to provide the cutting-edge research and advocacy needed to continue to reduce our country’s reliance on incarceration and the justice system
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