While his interview on “The Breakfast Club” is now infamous for his “then you ‘aint black” comment, former Vice President Joe Biden made some other eye opening remarks during the wide ranging chat as well.
One of them was declaring indiscriminately “No one should be going to jail for drug crime. Period. Nobody.”
The plan I have is my manifesto for black American, and particularly the portion of it that relates to how, in fact, we’re gonna deal with the prison system.
If you are in prison, if you are convicted of a crime — No one should be going to jail for drug crime. Period. Nobody. Nobody. No matter what the crime, particularly marijuana which makes no sense for people to go to jail.
They should be just wiped out completely, and the reason is that, what, if anything, for those crimes that are actually continue to be crimes, schedule crimes, as marijuana shouldn’t be anymore, what is happening is you shouldn’t go to prison. You should go to a mandatory rehabilitation.
It costs less to put people in a drug rehabilitation program than it does in jail. And you have a chance. You’ve got to give people a chance!