President Joe Biden bragged about his ability to bring about criminal justice reform, but the evidence is in and he’s not delivering on his promises.
According to Breitbart News, “Supporters who believed President Joe Biden would make criminal justice reform a priority are disappointed by his inaction in his first 100 days in office.”
Per the Law 360 website:
Kara Gotsch, deputy director of the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit research organization seeking to reduce incarceration rates, said she is especially disappointed with the Biden administration because it supported renewing a policy that subjects individuals to mandatory minimum sentences for having trace amounts of fentanyl in their systems. The policy was enacted under former President Donald Trump and goes against Biden’s campaign promise to end mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug offenses, according to Gotsch.
Gotsch said she is outraged that Biden’s administration ignored advice from lawmakers, the legal community and criminal justice organizations to not support the policy when Congress was weighing whether or not to re-up the rule. Congress voted last week to renew the policy.
“It’s just mind-boggling that we are having this conversation that is a repeat of conversations that I personally have been having for decades,” Gotsch said.
Instead of reform, Biden is moving the other direction according to Gotsch. “So why are we literally doing the opposite, which is to expose more people to the harshest mandatory minimums on the books?” asked Gotsch.
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