Black People Politics : Obama’s Takes His Prison Reform Con Game on the Road

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    By Glen Ford

    The president waited until the second half of his second term in office – and the rise of an incipient
    mass protest movement – before experiencing his epiphany on mass incarceration. So-called prison
    reform is now a thoroughly bipartisan affair. Republicans have harbored a strain of prison reformism
    ever since many of Richard Nixon’s men found themselves behind bars in the aftermath of Watergate,
    and even the rabidly reactionary Koch brothers are funding prison reform. The legislatures of at
    least 15 states have either passed, or are debating, ways to limit solitary confinement. And Supreme
    Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a crucial swing vote on the high court, has all but invited prison
    reform groups to challenge solitary confinement on Constitutional grounds. So, although Obama is
    the first serving president to actually set foot in a prison, he is moving in politically safe territory.

    Read more: http://www.blackagendareport.com/obama_prison_reform_con_game
     
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