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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — February 5, 2016

Top Issues From This Week — February 5, 2016

Last ditch effort on criminal justice reform

With the odds of criminal justice reform passing in this Congress dimming, supporters are making a last ditch effort to regain momentum in an increasingly difficult and partisan political environment.

On Tuesday, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) held a forum on the Hill with former Attorney General Mike Mukasey and other law enforcement officials to promote their bipartisan legislation that would overhaul sentencing and prison policies.

The bill would reduce mandatory-minimum sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenders and allow reduced prison sentences for inmates who take part in programs to cut recidivism.

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