From Tom Robbins at The Marshall Project:
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Donald Trump’s views on criminal justice remain one of those mysteries he will presumably carry with him, if elected, into the Oval Office, where he’ll sort it all out with the help of the nation’s best minds.
We do know that he’s a “huge fan” of the police, and that he’d like to see them get more power. But he hasn’t suggested what kind of power, or how he’d do that.
More jobs would solve the problem of mass incarceration, he told the Washington Post editorial board last month. And he has been crystal clear on the death penalty, which he would make harsher by eliminating lethal injections since…