- Clinton says women and their families are being crushed by the justice system
- The system costs far too much in money and in lives derailed without making us safer, she says
- Since 1991, the number of children with a mother in prison has more than doubled
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)When Tanya was 20, she made a new friend on the basketball court. For two months, they rode his motorcycle all over town, just hanging out. Then one day, he told her he needed to pick something up from his sister. He actually went and robbed a house. When the police caught up with them, Tanya was arrested. She was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a robbery she didn't commit.