President Donald Trump will host a summit at the White House on Friday over federal prison reform, a move that looks to encourage a bipartisan compromise to reduce the number of people in the country’s prisons.
President Donald Trump is expected to host a summit over federal prison reform, starting at 10:45 a.m. ET today. Watch the president’s remarks in the player above.
The summit, with opening remarks from Vice President Mike Pence, brings together dozens of experts and policymakers to discuss how to overhaul the prison system, including how to improve prisoner conditions and meet the needs of women in prison and the costs of running federal prisons. At question is whether the Trump administration’s proposals for criminal justice reform will go far enough for Democrats.
Trump is scheduled to deliver closing remarks at 11:30 a.m. ET.
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