We take a deep dive into the criminal sentencing and prison programming overhaul Congress is expected to pass this year, which is shaping up to be a major bipartisan achievement. Credit goes to Republicans, like Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, sponsor of the bill, who says it’s a matter of money and morals to try to help the incarcerated.
And to activists, like Kevin Ring, a former federal prisoner, who explains why he is lobbying for a reduction in mandatory minimum sentences. CQ reporter Todd Ruger credits Jared Kushner with persuading his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, to put aside his reservations and agree to sign it.
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