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How criminal justice overhaul will affect life for inmates

President Trump has signed a landmark criminal justice bill. The First Step Act increases judges' discretion on sentencing low-level offenders, provides incentives for prison rehabilitation programs and requires inmates to be located within 500 miles of family. As Yamiche Alcindor…

Politics Dec 20

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) speaks during a hearing with U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.
House passes major criminal justice overhaul

The bill passed 358-36 and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. He had urged lawmakers to support it, saying the bill would provide hope and a second chance to those who earn it.

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