President Trump Calls for Prison Reform, More Job Training for Inmates

The Washington Times reports some great news regarding prison reform and President Trump’s plans to release more inmates without endangering communities.

Hosting a summit on prison reform at the White House with state and federal officials, faith leaders and others, the president said legislation moving through Congress can help to reduce crime and save tax dollars.

“Our whole nation benefits if former inmates are able to reenter society as productive, law-abiding citizens,” Mr. Trump said.

About 620,000 inmates are released from prison annually after completing their sentences. But the president said that more than 33 percent of federal inmates, and more than three-fourths of state inmates, are re-arrested within five years.

“We want former inmates to find a path to success so they can support their families and support their communities,” the president said. …

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