Biden Plans to Release Criminal Justice Plan in “Coming Weeks”: CNN

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Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to release a criminal justice reform plan “in the coming weeks,” reported CNN.

The policies will be based on work made by Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries and Bobby Scott, D-New York and D-Virginia respectively, said the news outlet. CNN added that Biden met with both of them to help with his plan.

“The plan builds on some of the work that Scott has already done in Congress, seeking to curtail overcriminalization, reduce recidivism, and to create sentencing alternatives,” said the news outlet.

According to CNN sources, a campaign adviser described the plan as research-based and predicted it would be “among the most progressive of all the 2020 candidates.”

The 2020 presidential candidate’s webpage discussed a call for Congress to pass Rep. Scott’s Safe Justice Act and add more provisions.

The Biden’s recent moves come after his support for the controversial 1994 crime bill, which–according to PoilitiFact–authorized $9.7 billion to add prison beds in the United States, among other aspects of the legislation.

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