I was a criminal defense attorney for almost twenty-five years, and as a result, I know the system is broken. It needs a major overhaul, including bail reform and the elimination of for-profit prisons. We must end mass incarceration and focus on rehabilitation, not punishment.

We must treat addiction as an illness, not a crime. And we must assert that Black Lives Matter by ending the widespread racial biases in our justice system and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.