Trump’s Conservative Approach to Criminal Justice Reform

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Criminal justice reform throughout the nation could be a major policy success story in 2018. So it was encouraging to see President Donald Trump commit to prison reform in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

“As America regains its strength,” the president said, “this opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That is why this year we will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance.”

Justice reform occupies a unique place on the political landscape right now: All sides agree that it’s necessary, and believe it is achievable. States like Texas have led …

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