Anderson Cooper to Buttigieg: How Can You Cut the Prison Population in Half and Not See an Uptick in Crime?

‘In it you pledge to reduce incarceration by 50%’


COOPER: “I want to talk about your plan that you introduced today. You’re calling it the Douglas plan, which is obviously named for the abolitionist fredrik Douglas. In it you pledge to reduce incarceration by 50%, allow prisoners to access Medicaid, increase funding to historically black colleges, universities by $25 billion. How can you promise the American people that you can cut the prison population in half, not end up with an uptick in crime in any way?”

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