Clinton: Prison Reform Will Be Hot-Button Issue in 2016

clinton1030Speaking in front of a group of community leaders including mayors and law enforcement officials, former president Bill Clinton named prison reform as one of, if not the, hot-button issue in the 2016 political races. Meeting on the 20th anniversary of Clinton’s 1994 bill that enabled community policing to assist and partially supplant local law enforcement, he described what he feels is wrong with today’s prisons:

“We basically took a shotgun to a problem that needed a .22 — a very significant percentage of serious crimes in this country are committed by a very small number [of criminals],”

With prison reform already a contentious issue in many midterm elections on ballots next week, will Clinton’s prediction hold true in the next major election cycle?

See more of what he had to say at upi.comarrow1