“Rick Santorum Does Not Know Drug Offenders Have Families”

The best headline I’ve read this month.

But, in all seriousness, I’m flabbergasted that a presidential candidate can claim, with such indigence, that we do not put nonviolent drug offenders behind bars. And it’s stories like this one that really bring it home:

Clarence Aaron, arrested when he was a student at Southern University in Baton Rouge with no criminal record, is serving three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for arranging a meeting between a childhood friend and a cocaine dealer. He has been behind bars since 1993.

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