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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she would pardon federal prisoners who are behind bars for drug possession and other drug-related crimes should she win the 2020 presidential race.
Harris was asked at the She The People presidential forum in Houston if she would exercise her pardon powers on a broader basis compared to past administrations to overturn convictions of those incarcerated for strictly substance-related offenses.
The article goes on to state the following:
“We certainly have seen this president do nothing about it except try to pardon his friends, so let’s start there,” Harris started, alluding to several pardons President Trump has granted to political allies.
“But absolutely, and we have to have the courage to recognize that there are a lot of folks who have been incarcerated who should not have been incarcerated and are still in prison because in large part … they were convicted under draconian laws that have incarcerated them for, in some cases, a lifetime based on what is essentially a public health issue. So yes, I would.”
Kamala Harris said she would “absolutely” wield pardon power in a broader basis for non-violent drug offenders than Obama and other predecessors
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 24, 2019
Kamala Harris says she would “absolutely” use presidential pardon power more broadly than Obama to release federal inmates convicted of drug crimes. “There are a lot of folks who have been incarcerated who should not have been incarcerated.” #SheThePeople
— Casey Tolan (@caseytolan) April 24, 2019
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