PBS NewsHour

How criminal justice overhaul will affect life for inmates

Clip: 12/22/2018 | 5m 23s Video has closed captioning.

President Trump has signed a landmark criminal justice bill. The First Step Act increases judges' discretion on sentencing low-level offenders, provides incentives for prison rehabilitation programs and requires inmates to be located within 500 miles of family. As Yamiche Alcindor reports, the legislation earned rare bipartisan support and grants hope to thousands with incarcerated loved ones.

Aired: 12/22/18

Rating: NR

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