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Trump unexpectedly supports criminal justice reform act

Trump unexpectedly supports criminal justice reform act

Though Kanye West’s rambling visit to the White House last week, ostensibly to talk about criminal justice reform, is being widely derided as a photo op for both Mr. West and the president, there are some encouraging developments underway in that area.

In an unexpected move from a self-described “law and order” administration, President Donald Trump recently signaled his support for the First Step Act, which passed the House earlier this year and is designed to reform mandatory minimum sentencing laws for nonviolent drug offenders. Unfortunately, this seems to be an issue on which the Republican party is not in agreement; the effort has been vehemently opposed by conservatives...

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