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Senators reach deal to reduce prison time for some offenders

The AP reports that “Senate conservatives and liberals on Thursday united behind an overhaul of the criminal justice system, a rare bipartisan agreement that would allow some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and give judges greater discretion in sentencing.” Mark Holden, general counsel for Koch Industries, said “these reforms will help remove barriers to opportunity for the least advantaged, enhance public safety, reduce government spending, reduce incarceration rates, limit unnecessary government infringement on individual liberties and help people turn their lives around.”

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