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PoliticsO'Rourke to visit inmates inside California's San Quentin

20:55  03 august  2019
20:55  03 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O ' Rourke is planning to visit San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco to The former Texas congressman will also conduct an interview with "Ear Hustle," a podcast produced by inmates inside what is California ' s oldest prison.

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O ’ Rourke is planning to visit San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco on Saturday to meet with He will also conduct an interview with “Ear Hustle,” a podcast produced by inmates inside the all-male prison that is California ’ s oldest.

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is planning to visit San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco on Monday to meet with inmates and have them lead him on a tour of the facility — a rare peek behind bars for a White House hopeful.

O'Rourke to visit inmates inside California's San Quentin© Provided by The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke looks at his phone before driving away after a Service Employees International Union "Walk A Day In the Shoes" event in Las Vegas on Aug. 1, 2019.

The former Texas congressman will spend part of his time with inmates who are close to finishing their sentences, discussing ways to improve the "re-entry" process into society and to combat recidivism. He will also conduct an interview with "Ear Hustle," a podcast produced by inmates inside the all-male prison that is California's oldest.

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WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O ’ Rourke is planning to visit San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco on Saturday to meet with He will also conduct an interview with “Ear Hustle,” a podcast produced by inmates inside the all-male prison that is California ’ s oldest.

Over 25,000 Californians donated to his Senate run. Now as O ’ Rourke visits the state, he’ s focused on voters rather than their wallets.

President Barack Obama visited El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security facility for male offenders in Oklahoma, in July 2015, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to set foot inside a federal prison. Obama was calling then for shortening the sentences of non-violent drug offenders and advocating for the reduction, or outright elimination, of severe mandatory minimum sentences.

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O'Rourke's visit follows his attending a roundtable Thursday in Las Vegas, where he spoke with formerly incarcerated people about restoring voting rights, providing better training and education for former prisoners and overhauling the criminal justice system. A new Nevada law restores voting rights to inmates automatically upon their release from prison — something O'Rourke supports.

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San Quentin Prison which is located in San Quentin , California currently houses some of the most Violent Inmates in the State of California . It' s one of Americas most notorious prisons. It' s famous for it' s Death Row but it' s main purpose is to house a transient population of over 3,000 Murderers

More than 1,000 inmates at California ' s San Quentin Prison have tested positive for coronavirus, meaning more than a third of the entire facility's population now have the virus. This is how cases in the California prison system have spiked since the start of May. The blue line represents the prison

"We have a broken criminal justice system in our country that helps to explain how we have the world's largest prison population, disproportionately comprised of people of color, though we know that people of all races use illegal drugs at roughly the same rate," O'Rourke said. "To reform this system, we need to listen to, learn from, and include the perspectives of people who have been locked up by it and locked out of opportunity because of it. I look forward to doing that at San Quentin State Prison."

O'Rourke isn't the only Democratic presidential hopeful visiting a prison this week. During a visit to Nevada on Saturday, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker was set to stop by a women's state correctional facility.

The issue of whether felons should be allowed to vote while imprisoned has roiled the packed field of Democrats vying for the chance to try to deny President Donald Trump a second term.

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Visiting Hours at San Quentin State Prison: Visits to inmates in the general population are Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30am-2:30pm, you must arrive to visitation no later than 1:00pm to be allowed entrance. If you are visiting any other inmate at this facility you must schedule an appointment 7

With California ' s lethal injection protocol in limbo, the nearly 750 inmates awaiting death in the state's prison system are more likely to die from natural causes or suicide than execution.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said in April that they should, noting that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible people." O'Rourke joined other candidates at the time in saying that he believed inmates imprisoned on nonviolent offenses should be allowed to vote but that he didn't believe inmates who committed violent crimes should be allowed to cast ballots.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California have both suggested they weren't ready to grant full voting rights to incarcerated, violent criminals, including the likes of the Boston Marathon bomber. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, has said he opposes giving prisoners access to the ballot box.

While running unsuccessfully for Senate in Texas last year, O'Rourke visited the Harris County Jail in Houston and met with inmates. He has long called for ending the federal prohibition on marijuana and expunging the criminal records of those arrested solely for possession, and also supports ending mandatory minimum sentences and cash bail systems, as well as closing all private and for-profit prisons nationwide. Many of the Democrats now running for president hold similar positions.

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