Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock in 2019 called for the mass release of prisoners, saying, “Somebody’s got to open up the jails and let our children go.” In 2013, Warnock called for the creation of a “militant church.”
“It’s not enough to decriminalize marijuana; somebody’s got to open up the jail cells and let our children go,” Warnock said during a “Let My People Go: Ending Mass Incarceration” conference at Ebenezer Baptist Church in June last year.
Warnock also called for the restoration of communities he claimed were negatively affected by the war on drugs. The Georgia Democrat also described incarceration as an immoral form of “human bondage.”
“Every form of human bondage injures the soul of the oppressed. Inflates the self-understanding of the oppressor. And insults the Sovereignty of God,” he added.
Warnock hopes to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during the