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In Alabama, Jeff Sessions held views on criminal justice that should terrify reformers

Original story at Mother Jones• 44 mentions • 1 month ago

Mother Jones 1 month ago

 
Before he joined the Senate 20 years ago, Jeff Sessions supported imposing harsh penalties on juvenile offenders and even bringing back chain gangs—policies that were extreme even for their time and contrast sharply with bipartisan efforts today to move away from the tough-on-crime approach of the 1990s. Now President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the next attorney general, Sessions stands on the threshold of overseeing the country's criminal justice system and setting sentencing guidelines for prosecutors. The Alabama Republican will face questions about his views on criminal justice at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. During his campaign for Alabama attorney ...
 
 
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If you've ever known or been a 13-yr-old, consider whether you think they should be tried as adults. Sessions does. https://t.co/1Sqdl0J2Qa
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