President Obama's Criminal Justice Promises

Create prison-to-work program (Comments)
"I will create a prison-to-work incentive program modeled on the successful Welfare-to-Work program." — 6/5/07, Hampton, Va.

Make criminal justice system trustworthy (Comments)
"As president, I will also work every day to ensure that this country has a criminal justice system that inspires trust and confidence in every American, regardless of race or background." — 9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

Forgive school loans of public defenders (Comments)
"We'll recruit more public defenders to the profession by forgiving college and law school loans." — 9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

End disparity in crack versus powdered cocaine sentencing (Comments)
"That will end when I am president." — 9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

Steer nonviolent offenders into rehab (Comments)
"We will give first-time, nonviolent drug offenders a chance to serve their sentence, where appropriate, in the type of drug-rehabilitation programs that have proven to work better than a prison term in changing bad behavior." — 9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

Fully fund community policing and development programs (Comments)
"That's why I'll fully fund the COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program, restore funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, and recruit more teachers to our cities, pay them more, and give them more support." — 6/21/08, Miami

Combat methamphetamine use (Comments)
"As president, he will continue the fight to rid our communities of meth and offer support to help addicts heal." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Ban racial profiling (Comments)
"Obama will ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies and provide federal incentives to state and local police departments to prohibit the practice." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Will not pardon real estate developer Tony Rezko (Comments)
Attributed to Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt — 6/5/08, Chicago Sun-Times

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