Senator Cotton’s Under Incarceration Problem
The Hill
July 5, 2016

“I grew up in the small town of Charleston, Arkansas.  My octogenarian parents still live there today and have always been very active in the Republican Party. That said, they have had second thoughts about voting for Senator Tom Cotton after his recent remarks about America’s “under-incarceration problem.”

“My parents know better than that. They learned all about our criminal justice system the hard way when they lost their only daughter to a 24-year sentence for drug conspiracy charges. 16 years ago, thanks to Senators Bumpers and Pryor of Arkansas, along with approximately 16 sitting politicians, President Clinton commuted my sentence after I’d served over nine years.”

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