Trump Makes Big Push For Prison Reform
Article from The Hill by Ben Kamisar.
President Trump on Friday called on Congress to deliver him a prison reform bill for him to sign.
Speaking at a White House prison reform summit, Trump called for a compromise to “restore the rule of law, keep dangerous criminals off our street, and help inmates get a second chance on life.”
The legislation being considered in the House aims to reduce prison recidivism rates. It would allow prisoners to finish their sentences in a halfway house, home confinement or under community supervision if they complete education, job training, drug treatment and other programs while behind bars.
Trump said the “stigma” of being an ex-convict hurts prisoners looking to return to society.
Read the entire article at The Hill.
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