Sen. Benjamin & NYS Senate Pass "Divest From Private Prisons" Bill! #PeopleOverProfit

One of my top legislative priorities is criminal justice reform. Not only is the movement to end America's mass incarceration crisis a moral one, it is an economic one as well. This is why I introduced bill S5433, which prohibits NY State Chartered Banks from financing private prisons. Yesterday, the New York Senate did the right thing by voting to pass my bill.‬ New York should not allow state chartered banks to profit from locking people up. It is immoral and furthers the crisis. I am proud of our New York State Senate for voting to put #PeopleOverProfit and to #EndMassIncarceration.