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The Appeal and the Daily Appeal are probing 2020 presidential contenders’ records, platforms, and rhetoric on issues relating to the criminal legal system, and conducting some interviews with the contenders. You can browse our coverage here.
Oct. 26. 2019: Pete Buttigieg Releases Criminal Justice Platform
Sept. 23, 2019: In Third Debate, Democratic Presidential Candidates Condemn Mass Incarceration Without Naming Its Main Driver
Oct. 2, 2019: The 1994 Crime Law Hogs the Legal Reform Spotlight. But a Lesser-Known Law Deserves More Attention.
Aug. 23, 2019: How Warren and Sanders Would Overhaul the Criminal System
July 19, 2019: Corey Booker’s New Sentencing Reform Bill Is About Redemption
July 2, 2019: San Francisco Is Paying for Jamal Trulove’s Wrongful Conviction. Will Kamala Harris?
July 2, 2019: Biden’s Tough-on-Crime Past: Were All Dems Really Like That?
June 26, 2019: Presidential Candidates—Pay Attention to Poverty and All of Its Drivers
April. 30, 2019: Interview: Bernie Sanders Explains Why He Supports Voting Rights for All Citizens
April 25, 2019: Joe Biden’s Role in Mass Incarceration Was No ‘Mistake’: It Was Politics
April 4, 2019: Julián Castro Challenges Distinction Between ‘Deserving’ and ‘Undeserving’ Immigrants, a Little
March 23, 2019: Candidates Can Pledge to Appoint Public Defenders to the Bench
Feb. 28, 2019: Presidential Hopefuls Should Pledge to Roll Back Mass Incarceration Using Clemency
Feb. 14, 2019: Amy Klobuchar Will Not Be a Criminal Justice Ally Until She Reckons with Her Past
Feb. 6, 2019: Will Cory Booker Continue Talking about Second Chances for People Convicted of Violent Crimes?
Jan. 22, 2019: Kamala Harris Was a Tough-on-Crime Prosecutor in a Black Lives Matter Era