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Prison is not the answer always: Legend

Prison is not the answer   always: Legend

Los Angeles: Singer John Legend opened up on prison sentences after actor Felicity Huffman got 14 days for her role in the college admission scandal.

In a series of tweets recently, Legend said prison is not always the answer for every mistake.

Legend gave the example of a woman who was jailed for sending her child to the wrong school district and another one who was sentenced to five years for mistakenly voting when she was ineligible. He argued that those women should not be in prison, reports cnn.com.

"I get why everyone gets mad when rich person X gets a short sentence and poor person of colour Y gets a long one. The answer isn't for X to get more; it's for both of them to get less (or even none!!!)."

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