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HARRIS ON MASS INCARCERATION
Harris is now an outspoken critic of America's system of mass incarceration, but she's worked hard over the years to lock more people up, for longer. And once these people were in prison, Harris saw to it that they'd have a hell of a time getting out.
Harris's office also fought an order to reduce California prison populations after the Supreme Court determined the conditions amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Though she later claimed to be "shocked" at what they had done, Harris's attorneys argued that non-violent offenders should stay behind bars because the state needed the cheap labor they provide.
As she blazes her path to the White House in 2020, Kamala Harris is trying to rewrite her last chapter. But her record remains as a testament to her instincts and priorities when given real opportunities for change.
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