Category: Prisons

“Axios on HBO”: Swan challenges Tlaib on emptying federal prisons

On “Axios on HBO,” Jonathan Swan challenged Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on the sweep of a plan for closing federal prisons that she has endorsed, and is supported by some criminal-justice activists.

  • “[E]veryone’s like, ‘Oh my God, we’re going to just release everybody.’ That’s not — ,” Tlaib said.
  • Swan interjected that the BREATHE Act “actually says: Release everyone” from federal prisons over 10 years.