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Jailing people doesn't work
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Reasonable lawmakers from both parties strongly agree reforming the criminal justice system to reduce the prison population and enable former inmates to become more productive members of society is a smart move.Sen. Rand Paul, a libertarian Republican from Kentucky, and Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, have co-sponsored legislation that would seal the records of juvenile offenders and give nonviolent adults a chance to expunge their criminal past."I think it's an issue that we both believe strongly in," Paul told Judy Woodruff on PBS. "People can't get a job because they have to check off a box saying they're a felon. There are 5 million people who have lost the right to vote ... I want people to get back to work. I want them to get back to voting."The criminal justice system costs too much and accomplishes too little.