President Obama Remarks on the Criminal Justice System President Obama spoke at the NAACP annual convention. He addressed the criminal justice system and called for shorter sentences for… read more

President Obama Remarks on the Criminal Justice System President Obama spoke at the NAACP annual convention. He addressed the criminal justice system and called for shorter sentences for non-violent drug offenders. The president noted that in the last few decades the U.S. had locked up more non-violent drug offenders, pointing out that African Americans and Latinos had been disproportionately affected. He urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by the end of the year. In addition, he called for a review on solitary confinement and urged voting rights to be granted to felons who had served their time. close

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Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 14, 2015
Last Aired:
Jul 17, 2015

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  • Jul 14, 2015 | 4:05pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jul 14, 2015 | 4:52pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
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  • Jul 15, 2015 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Jul 17, 2015 | 12:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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