Washington, D.C. – This morning, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan named criminal justice reform as a top priority for 2018 during an interview with CBS This Morning. The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system, expressed support and noted the momentum for reform at the federal level.
“Speaker Ryan wants to pass justice reform in 2018, and it may not take much heavy lifting,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “This continues to be the one issue that unites the right and the left, and we are convinced the votes are there right now to pass sentencing and corrections reforms. Chairman Goodlatte, Reps. Jeffries, Collins, and Cummings, are just a few of the leaders committed to working across the aisle to safely reduce the prison population, put people back to work, and improve public safety. And successes in their own backyards are backing them up. From fair chance hiring to sentencing reforms, states from Louisiana to Ohio have made vital changes to their justice systems. Congress has already introduced several bills with bipartisan support, and it’s time to put these bills to a vote and meet Speaker Ryan’s goal in 2018.”
You can watch Speaker Ryan’s interview with CBS This Morning by clicking here.
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