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Respond To Nicolas Post

Respond To Nicolas Post

First of all, criminality in not male or female, white, black, hispanic, or any other label that we want to attach. This is not a sentencing structure issue. The issue is horrible legislation!

The true issue with the female incarcerated population, especially pertaining to the drug trade, begins long before sentencing. We lost “the war on drugs.” Bad! This was a huge failure! Our response was to enact laws that went after people that only had residual involvement. This legislation is toxic, this is where the reform is truly needed.

We need to stop trying to make ourselves better by cutting off the tail of the snake, and go straight for the head. If the laws do not make sense, are not right, do not positively impact society, we need to demand a change. The issue, or the head, in this instance, is legislation. We have become numb to what we allow our politicians do without regard to how it impacts the nation.

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