As Hillary Clinton announces a plan to overhaul America’s criminal justice system - a system she says is failing and wrongfully imprisoning many young Americans - she may find a powerful ally in Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik whose new book, From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate, exposes the corruption and judicial overreach in America’s criminal justice system. Already a bestseller, Kerik, a hero for his work on 9/11, reveals the inside story of America’s justice system and prisons.
Kerik on Clinton: "As one of the 2016 presidential candidates, Secretary Clinton should be commended for having the courage to stand up and speak out for criminal justice reform. Our criminal justice system as it stands today is in dire need of repair. The mentally ill and addicted need treatment, not prison. The mandatory minimums and sentencing guidelines need to be addressed. First-time nonviolent drug and white-collar offenders should not be doomed to failure for life, with the cloud of their mistake hanging over them internally.
"The criminal justice system as it stands today is creating a permanent underclass of American citizen in the millions costing the American taxpayers tens of billions over the reported cost of incarceration. Mrs. Clinton's address touches on some of these issues. Let's just hope the other presidential candidates can put aside their fears of appearing soft on crime, and have the same courage as Mrs. Clinton to address mass incarceration and warehousing of human beings - one of the most devastating civil rights issues of our time."