Prison Reform

Senate Will Vote on FIRST STEP

McConnell promises tally on bill before end of year

The Senate will vote on the White House's criminal justice reform proposal before recessing for the end of its term, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday.

More Law Enforcement Leaders Criticize FIRST STEP

Groups thought to support bill issue letter opposing it

prisonSeveral major law enforcement groups, thought to have backed down on their opposition to a federal criminal justice reform proposal, issued a letter to Senate leaders Thursday outlining why they were still troubled by the bill.

Trump Strongly Opposed to FIRST STEP

President won’t back bill that gives leniency to drug dealers

President Donald Trump is opposed to a major criminal justice reform in its current form, in large part due to an exception it carves out that may release convicted drug traffickers early, sources told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday.

Trump Backs Out on FIRST STEP

Source: Administration to defer bill until after election

Donald Trump Jeff SessionsThe Trump administration plans to pause its support for a major criminal justice reform bill until at least after the November election, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.