“Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama has made reforming the country’s criminal justice system a priority. The next president’s priorities aren’t likely to be the same.
“’I know that anxiety is the elephant in the room today,’ Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett told a room full of local leaders yesterday at a White House event meant to highlight the president’s criminal justice reform achievements. But advancing the cause, she said, ‘should not depend on one person who occupies this office. It should depend on all of you.’”