America’s Criminal Justice System Is Broken
One of the most visible examples of how the U.S. criminal justice system is failing is the way in which it treats juvenile offenders. This article is an eye-opening read on the long-term effects and unintended consequences that our system can have on young Americans, and it strongly challenges the notion that simply locking up more people is the answer to fighting crime. We desperately need to reform our criminal justice system. I have introduced multiple pieces of legislation to do so, including expunging juvenile criminal records to allow these young men and women to have a fresh start.