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Kamala Harris: Joe Biden wrong, 1994 crime bill did contribute to ‘mass incarceration’

David Sherfinski The Washington TimesMay 15, 2019

Sen. Kamala D. Harris said 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joseph R. Biden Jr. is wrong to say that a 1994 crime bill he helped write did not generate “mass incarceration.”

“I have a great deal of respect for [former] Vice President Joe Biden, but I disagree with him,” Ms. Harris told reporters Wednesday while campaigning in New Hampshire, according to CNN. “That crime bill that 1994 crime bill did contribute to mass incarceration in our country.”

“It ... was the first time that we had a federal three strikes law,” she said. “It funded the building of more prisons in the states. So I disagree, sadly.”

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