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records, converted campaign funds to improper use. in violation of house rules, laws or other standards of conduct. that from a written statement of the chair of the committee. they note the existence does not indicate any violation has occurred. >> c-span your unfiltered view of government. funded by nitco. ♪ -- midco. midco supports c-span as a public service along with these other television providers giving you a front row seat to
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democracy. >> high school students participated in c-span's student cam competition telling which issues the president and congress should address this year. all month we're featuring the winners. landon tyneer a 12th grader from anaheim, california. the winning entry is titled "a plea for reform." >> a most crude and vicious nonphysical form of charges that a person would endure. >> prison reform. >> prison reform. >> prison reform bill. >> this ale ain't nothing new. we want justice! i want justice! >> behind me here is the betty low justice center.
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involving incarceration of the united states and in this case california's criminal. those criminal who is get sentenced are sent to the jails or prisons of california or the united states. some are sent next door to the correctional facility. the united states has the highest incarceration rates worldwide. accounting for 22% of its prisoners at its international peak in 2013. with over 2.3 million people incarcerated in the u.s. as of 2016, the amount of prisoners that reoffend are 64%. this statistic known as recidivism ignites the question why do so many convicted felons end up returning back to correctional facilities? >> the main reason convicted felons end up back in prison is the issues that led them to go
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into prison are not sufficiently addressed. >> what you're saying is instead of correcting the actual problem, they are just keeping them for punishment instead of fixing the problem? >> yes. >> while some focus on rehabilitation to an extent is not enough. more funds need to be focused on teaching offenders. >> what we need to be doing is turning our prisons, providing education. some will say why should they get a free session when we're out here paying for it. it is a better investment. >> a better investment it is. i asked the special advocate of the year. he agreed with it. >> the cost it takes to keep someone in prison is more than
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an education. >> if congress were to allocate the funds that are going to prisonons on better education and rehabilitation? >> that is exactly right. >> that's where the argument against prisoner education comes into play. it costs more money to reform prison system. prisons are overcrowded. the average prisoner costing taxpayers $31,600 a year. it was suggested if we send less people to prison, not incarcerating them for nonviolent offense, that would give the system a way to engage with them in a meaningful way those who find themselves there. incarceration and overcrowding is not an effective tool in
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crime reduction. i think we need to ensure less people go to prison along with ending things like cash bail, the three-strike rule, which will reduce prison population. end minimum mandated sentencing which is a policy that the united states commission has that mandates sentences that they serve. federal drug laws recently edited by the anti-drug abuse act of 1976, up to 40 years for some and a lifetime sentence for larger quantity tiss. >> has not made our country more safe. we could do better to do actual public education. it is about reducing the risks associated with drug use. >> a replacement for minimum
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mandatory sentencing is determinant sentencing. it provides judges guidelines on what they should serve and opens up opportunities to preeventuality drug addicts from relapsing. thirdly, terminate solitary confinement. the over all goal of a correctional facility as said in thes mission statement of prisons is to put inmates in controlled environment s that aresafe, humane and secure and to provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to offenders. there is no solitary confinement provides benefit. the cost taxpayers pay for one solitary confined inmate annually is $75,000.
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almost two times the cost of a regular inmate. >> solitary is probably the most crude and vicious nonphysical form of charges that a human being can inflict upon one another. >> given that it has proven time and time again that it failed, abolishing it could use that money to improve life skills. it would get us started on creating a fairer, morefective method of incarcerating and treating america's criminals. what are we waiting for? thanks for watching. >> all are available online at studentcam.org. announcer: c-span is your unfiltered view of government. >> broadband is a force for
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environment. charter has been putting into climate change, communities big and small. charter is connecting us. announcer: charter communications supports c-span as a public service along with these other television providers. giving you a front row seat to democracy. announcer: this weekend watch the trial of derek chauvin at 10:00 a.m. eastern today and sunday on c-span. today here testimony from minneapolis police chief. sunday pulmonologist dr. martin tobin. the trial of derek chauvin today and sunday at 10:00 eastern on c-span. announcer: political activist a'shanti kohler talks about her podcast "the brown girls guide to politics

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