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End the corruption of private prisons

Ending the Corruption of Privatized Prisons: The imprisonment of humans is at a record high. We have prisons that deny parole to inmates merely to keep jail cells filled, because that's how they get paid. In 2010 the two largest private prisons received nearly $3 BILLION in revenue while paying their executives over $3 million per year. It's time we stop putting criminals in cages and start rehabilitating them instead.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website DanWhitCongress.us , Jun 8, 2020

Greater firepower is not solution; deal with systemic racism

[Opponent Senator Tom] Cotton said military intervention may be appropriate. "We need to have zero tolerance for this destruction." Whitfield, an independent seeking to unseat Cotton, said greater firepower will aggravate the problem, not solve it. "We have systematic racism sown throughout our society, and until we take care of that systematic racism, we're going to be facing issues like these protests that are going on now," he said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on 2020 Arkansas Senate race , Jun 2, 2020

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