PBS NewsHour

Criminal justice reform gains bipartisan momentum

Clip: 07/16/2015 | 4m 36s

On Thursday, President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, part of his larger campaign to encourage reform of the American criminal justice system. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports he’s not the only politician pushing for reform: both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are speaking out and offering proposals on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail.

Aired: 07/16/15

Rating: NR

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