Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation long in the making and backed by President Donald Trump to reduce sentences for certain prison inmates.

      By a vote of 87-12, the Republican-led Senate passed and sent to the House of Representatives the “First Step Act,” which would ease the way for some prisoners to win early release to halfway houses or home confinement.

      The legislation also aims to establish programs to head off repeat offenders and protect first-time non-violent offenders from harsh mandatory minimum sentences.

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      HassleCat
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      I guess we’ll have to hire contractors to patrol the Mexican border.

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      HalfCentury Man
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      I’m all for it. However it is trump based, so I figure the “colorblind” option isn’t selected.

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