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Lawyers under the oversight of then-Attorney General of California Kamala Harris argued in 2014 against the release of nonviolent criminals because they wanted to keep them for cheap labor.
“Extending 2-for-1 credits to all minimum custody inmates at this time would severely impact fire camp participation — a dangerous outcome while California is in the middle of a difficult fire season and severe drought,” lawyers from Harris’s office wrote in a filing.
The article goes on to state the following:
The attorney general arrived at that stance in reaction to a chain of events following a 2011 Supreme Court decision ruling that California’s prison overcrowding was in violation of the Constitution’s cruel and unusual punishment clause.
Ordered to reduce the population of CA’s overcrowded prisons, lawyers from then-CA AG Kamala Harris’s office made the case that some non-violent offenders needed to stay incarcerated or else the prison system would lose a source of cheap labor https://t.co/h7M4xPKrp0
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 11, 2019
Absolutely wild @JFKucinich story. When she was a prosecutor, Kamala Harris’ office objected to efforts to reduce California’s prison population on the grounds that it would deprive the state of cheap inmate labor https://t.co/Xl1aWDpX0L
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 11, 2019
FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris’ office as California’s AG argued against new prison overcrowding laws in 2014 to maintain the prison labor poolhttps://t.co/SNn9yTALXB
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 12, 2019
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