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Obama Unveils Plans for Aggressive Criminal Justice Reforms

By Hazel Trice Edney

 

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President Barack Obama walks in the Residential Drug Abuse Prevention Unit at El Reno Prison in El Reno, Okla. PHOTO: Pete Souza/White House

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For the $80 billion that America spends annually to keep people incarcerated, the nation could have universal preschool for every 3-year-old and 4-year-old in America; could double the salary of every high school teacher; could finance new roads, bridges, airports, job training programs, research and development.

This according to President Barack Obama. In a speech to the NAACP’s Annual Convention in Philadelphia last week, he called for criminal justice reforms that would bring an end to the extreme spending by reducing mass incarceration.

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