During the third Democratic debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, Former Vice President Joe Biden said “nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime.”
The former vice president made the comment when he was asked about releasing nonviolent drug offenders.
“Nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime. As — when we were in the White House, we released 36,000 people from the federal prison system. Nobody should be in jail for a drug problem. They should be going directly to a rehabilitation. We build more rehabilitation centers, not prisons,” Biden said.
Many were shocked and quickly pointed out not only how extreme that statement was, but that as a lawmaker, he helped put many of those people in jail.
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