Article from The Daily Wire by Paul Bois.

At CPAC Thursday, left-wing CNN analyst Van Jones reluctantly offered praise to conservatives for leading the way on criminal justice reform.

According to National Review, the CNN analyst appeared alongside CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp and touted the bi-partisan criminal justice reform package that President Trump signed into law this past December. The bill, which essentially loosened some of the criteria for inmates to participate in early release programs, has been generally backed by libertarians and many on the right. Here’s what Michelle Malkin said of the bill at the time of its passage:

Jones not only praised conservatives for passing the bill but actually pointed out that conservatives in deep red states have enacted impactful criminal justice reform.

“The conservative movement in this country, unfortunately from my point of view, is now the leader on this issue of reform,” Jones said. “You look at Mississippi, a rock-ribbed, total conservative former jailer is now the governor. Governor Bryan cut the prison population and crime at the same time. [Governor Nathan] Deal in Georgia cut the prison population and crime at the same time. … What you’re seeing now is Republican governors being tough on the dollars. Tough on crime and shrinking the prison population.”

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