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May 1, 2021

Assessments and concerns regarding Biden Administration's early criminal justice efforts

This past week brought the end of the first 100 days of Joe Biden's presidency along with a big speech from Prez Biden to Congress.  In this prior post, I lamented a bit that the big speech did not devote much attention to criminal justice reform issues.  And here is a round-up of some recent articles and commentary reviewing the work of the first 100 days and urging the Biden team to lean into criminal justice issues more:

From Christina Carrega at CNN, "Biden vowed to end the death penalty. Activists are demanding action as he nears the 100-day mark"

From Morgan Chalfant at The Hill, "White House officials meet virtually with criminal justice reform advocates"

From Marc Levin and Khalil Cumberbatch at USA Today, "On racial and criminal justice, Biden has shown some promise, but little progress"  

From Billy Binion at Reason, "If Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Needs To Get Serious About Qualified Immunity"

From Shaun King at Newsweek, "Joe Biden Must Fix the Racist Criminal Justice System He Helped Create"

From Erica Zunkel and James Zeigler at USA Today, "Biden administration needs to walk the walk on second chances for prisoners; The Department of Justice routinely opposes releases, doing so in clearly meritorious cases."

May 1, 2021 at 02:10 PM | Permalink


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