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Why Trump’s prison reform plan could be a ‘breakthrough’

Clip: 11/14/2018 | 6m 22s

President Trump has announced a criminal justice reform plan that would enact major changes to the nation’s sentencing laws -- and reduce prison terms for some inmates. NPR's Carrie Johnson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why the new bipartisan agreement is a ‘big deal’ and what its chances are for garnering Senate support. Plus, analysis of Matt Whitaker's status as acting attorney general.

Aired: 11/14/18

Rating: NR

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