STATEMENT ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM’S ROLE IN TONIGHT’S DEM DEBATE

Syrita Bowen News, Press

**Holly Harris and Inimai Chettiar of Justice Action Network Are Available for Interview** 

In advance of the second Democratic debate tonight, please credit the following statement to Holly Harris, President and Executive Director of the Justice Action Network:

“We are encouraged that candidates elevated criminal justice reform in last night’s debate,” said Holly Harris, President and Executive Director of the Justice Action Network, the country’s largest organization supporting bipartisan criminal justice reform at the federal and state level. “But tonight, we hope to hear more specifics, especially from those who have yet to share their plans to fix our broken justice system. Criminal justice reform polls out the roof with voters of all backgrounds, so defending the ‘lock ‘em up’ policies of the 80s and 90s won’t cut it. We must hear bold solutions to addressing our country’s incarceration crisis. Anything less would be a disservice.”

Harris and Inimai Chettiar, former justice program director of the Brennan Center for Justice, are available for interviews after the debate.