President Obama spoke at an NAACP event in Philadelphia this afternoon at which he laid out his policy proposals to reform the criminal justice system, and there were many. Some mandatory sentences, he said, should be reduced or even eliminated. He said he would direct Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the practice of solitary confinement. He also would like to see felons have their right to vote restored, and he’d like to see Congress take action this year.
He’d also like to see an end to prison rape and jokes about prison rape in popular culture.
This is not something we were expecting to hear in a speech on criminal justice reform. But hey, that could have been him behind bars.