Bernard Kerik to CPAC: Prison System Broken, Needs Reform
“I know the system, and I know it’s broken,” Kerik said Friday in a panel discussion on criminal justice reform at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Kerik said that when he entered federal prison, he expected to meet some very bad people. Instead, he found men who had received long sentences for non-violent, first-time drug offenses. One was in prison for selling a shark’s tooth on eBay, and some were commercial fisherman who had caught above their limit.