Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Announces Legislation to Abolish For-Profit Prisons

Bernie Sanders speaking at the University of Nevada.
Bernie Sanders speaking at the University of Nevada.

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he’ll be filing federal legislation next month to abolish the nation’s for-profit prison system, prohibiting for-profit prisons from operating within the United States.

“When congress reconvenes in September, I will be offering legislation, I will be introducing legislation, which takes corporations out of profiteering from running jails”, Sanders said at a rally on the University of Nevada’s campus which drew an estimated crowd of 5,000.

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