How long was he president before he did the right thing?
#24 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG
What a load. Trump's fake plastic actions by a fake plastic President. Get back with us when Trump actually addresses the policies that create and contribute to the suffering of Americans.
Obama Visits Federal Prison, A First For A Sitting President
July 16, 2015. 5:27 PM ET
President Obama toured a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday and said the nation needs to reconsider policies that contribute to a huge spike in the number of people behind bars.
"We have to consider whether this is the smartest way for us to both control crime and to rehabilitate individuals," Obama said during his El Reno visit.
"There are people who need to be in prison," he added. "And I don't have tolerance for violent criminals." But he argued it is time to change laws that impose lengthy mandatory sentences on nonviolent drug offenders, who are disproportionately black and Latino.
On Monday, the president commuted the sentences of 46 federal inmates, most of whom were serving lengthy terms for drug offenses. He's also calling for improved conditions inside prisons, and for steps to help young people before they run afoul of the law.