Criminal justice reform: An inside look at how Donald Trump and Congress got to ‘yes’
USA Today
December 17, 2018

After President Trump sent a tweet encouraging Mitch McConnell to put the criminal justice reform bill to a vote, McConnell went to the Senate floor and announced he would do just that.

“The First step Act aims to reduce the number of inmates in the nation’s crowded prisons. It would, among other things, give judges more discretion in sentencing offenders for nonviolent crimes, particularly drug offenses, and strengthen rehabilitation programs for former prisoners. ”

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