Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, is running against J.D. Vance, a Republican, for the open seat in the U.S. Senate. During his campaign, Ryan said he would free one million people who are currently in prison in the United States.
During his 2019 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Democratic congressman Tim Ryan told the leftist American Civil Liberties Union that, if elected, he would pardon half of all prisoners in the United States.
During a question-and-answer session, Jeanne Hruska, the Political Director of the ACLU of New Hampshire, reminded Ryan, "You made a promise to the ACLU to reduce mass incarceration by 50% during your presidency."
When asked how he would free one million of the roughly 2 million people in US prisons and jails, Ryan said he would start by changing the country's drug laws and lowering penalties and sentences.
During the same event, Ryan said he was in favor of "eradicating" cash bail for criminal suspects. This would be similar to New York's law, which routinely lets violent crime suspects out of jail, and Illinois' upcoming law, which will get rid of cash bail completely and is expected to free thousands of people accused of murder, burglary, and other crimes.
Ryan says that the bail system is inherently unfair, so I would be in favor of getting rid of it.
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