Criminal Justice Reform
Dion is uniquely qualified to tackle the challenges facing both sides of the law enforcement debate.
He has been both an offender and an officer, and has experience on either side of the bars. Dion served as a Correctional Officer at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City for 7 years, turning his life around despite troubled early years, and can empathize with those all along the legal spectrum. Can other candidates claim that with a straight face?
We see the effects of our flawed system every day.
- Different rules for different economic classes
- Personal experience with the legal system and its effects on the poor
- Overworked public defenders and massive caseloads
- Prosecutors focused on conviction rates and plea bargains rather than justice
- Innocent until proven guilty is supposed to be the foundation of our system, but many (especially the poor) find themselves facing the opposite
- Addiction plays a huge role in our criminal justice system
- Treatment should be prioritized over punishment and is far cheaper for taxpayers and stakeholders
It is common knowledge that our justice system is deeply flawed. How do we fix it? More laws? More jails? Open the doors and let everyone out?
No. Just no.
Jeffrey Epstein. A look at his 2007 plea agreement exposes the difference between what happens in our system to those with money and those without. There are men and women in this country serving life sentences for marijuana and this sicko spends under 13 months in ‘jail’. The Miami Herald did an amazing job with the Epstein Story, and we highly recommend reading it, if you haven’t yet.
Rumors and innuendoes aside, this article lays bare all of the disgusting details of this man’s escape from justice. He dodged a real sentence because he had money. A lot of money. He also knew the ‘right’ people. The entire system is corrupt. It would destroy this country to burn it down and start from scratch, and only the most extreme consider that acceptable, but what we can do is start electing people that have no connection to the corrupt establishment. People who demand that justice be applied equally, regardless of income or political affiliations. That’s a good start. That’s where Dion comes in. He has personally experienced both the ‘holding cell’, and the ‘guard hall’ and has learned from all of it.