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Vox reports, “As a senator in the 1980s and ’90s, Joe Biden spearheaded many of the laws that escalated America’s war on drugs — including mandatory minimum sentences and other harsh penalties that fueled a population explosion in federal prisons. Since then, Biden has acknowledged he got some of this wrong.
Now he has a chance to right those mistakes — and to do so without Congress — by tapping into the president’s vast pardon and commutation powers.”