US Criminal Justice: Joe Biden's record scrutinised

Thousands remain in prison, sentenced to life without parole for non-violent offences under legislation Joe Biden wrote.

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    Former US Vice President Joe Biden is a front-runner among Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020.

    But Biden's legislative record on criminal justice has been under growing scrutiny.

    Many progressives blame his 1994 crime legislation for exacerbating mass incarceration in the United States.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Virginia.


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