FreedomWorks Director of Justice Reform Jason Pye commented on the CNN debate and criminal justice reform:
We’re elated to hear Republican presidential candidates talk about justice reform. Our corrections system should focus on drug treatment and rehabilitation for nonviolent offenders, rather than incarceration.
As states like Texas and Georgia have proven, reforms designed to reduce the rates of repeat offenders can save money and make communities safer.
We applaud Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina for their statements in support of justice reform and hope that more candidates will echo their commitment to these vital issues.