Joe Biden: ‘Nobody Should Be In Jail for a Non-Violent Crime

Former Vice President Joe Biden floated a radical change to America’s criminal justice system — ending prison sentences for non-violent crimes — during the Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday night in Houston, Texas.

“Were in a situation now where there are so many people who are in jail that shouldn’t be in jail,” Biden said. “The whole model has to change, we should be talking about rehabilitation, nobody should be in jail for a non-violent crime.”

The veteran Democrat, who has come under fire from other candidates for authoring the controversial 1994 crime bill, made the comment while discussing his position on criminal justice.

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