Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Grinnell College Harris Center, in Grinnell, Iowa

U.S. presidential hopeful Clinton to seek criminal justice reforms

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Grinnell College Harris Center, in Grinnell, IowaDemocratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Friday will call for a slate of criminal justice reforms, including reforming mandatory minimum sentences and how they are applied. Clinton has come under increasing pressure from activists, including the influential Black Lives Matter movement, to address issues of racial justice. Issues around mass incarceration and criminal justice disproportionately affect African Americans, with black men six times as likely as white men to be incarcerated in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center.

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