Hillary Clinton
Democrat

Hillary Clinton's policies onHealthcare

Prioritize rehabilitation and treatment over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses and end the era of mass incarceration

Sixty-five percent of people in prisons and jails meet medical criteria for substance use disorders, yet lack access to proper treatment. And too many people have been incarcerated for too long for petty drug crimes. Clinton believes we need to reform our criminal justice system and pursue alternatives to incarceration for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses, and ensure that people get the treatment they need to get back on their feet. Clinton also believes we should foster more collaboration between our public health and criminal justice systems before, during, and after a person is released from prison, to ensure continuity of care for those who suffer from substance use disorders and are arrested and incarcerated.

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