* Ramsey Clark fundamentally opposes prisons and the death penalty. When asked what should replace those two institutions, he says: “I don’t believe in punishment.” Pressed to be more specific, Clark describes a place with “quarters that are reasonably comfortable, where guests can be received. Adequate food and clothing and health care. Where the family could come and live.”
* In a 2001 interview, Clark said: “The imposition of the death penalty was—and remains—blatantly racist.