President Trump seems intent on reforming the prison system. Some of that does need doing, but one would hope that the effort doesn’t go totally leftist to release those who do not belong on the streets. An overhaul of the “three strikes” law is on the table, specifically in relation to petty and white-collar crime.
Trump supports a bipartisan reform of federal sentencing guidelines. The First Step Act will address Clinton and Obama’s ‘Holy Grail’ issue. Something they could not do and something that will deflate the Dems. The bill will have to pass the Senate but it would support rehabilitation efforts for federal prisoners and allow judges to exercise more discretion when sentencing nonviolent offenders. That would especially apply to drug offenders which many conservatives object to. Fox News has more on the reform bill:
From a man who was sentenced to life after stealing $150 worth of videotapes to an offender sentenced for shoplifting a jacket worth $159, new prison reform tries to overhaul the controversial “three strikes” law that led to people spending their life in prison for petty crimes.
President Trump on Wednesday announced his support for a bipartisan reform of federal sentencing guidelines, an ambitious effort to fix a punitive, decades-old justice system.
The First Step Act, which will still need to pass the Senate, will overhaul the country’s criminal justice sentencing for the first time in a generation and support rehabilitation efforts for federal prisoners and allow judges to exercise more discretion when sentencing nonviolent offenders, particularly for drug offenses.
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