Trump to host celebration on prison reform bill

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President Trump and Jared Kushner will host a White House celebration to celebrate the recent passage of the bipartisan prison reform bill on April 1st, according to an invite obtained by Jewish Insider.

The First Step Act, a measure intended to reduce the number of people in the nation’s prisons, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law in December.

The effort was spearheaded by Kushner. Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, a member of the Skverer Hasidic sect in New York, was one of the activists leading the lobbying push.

The April 1 event is also billed as a Prison Reform Summit. Last May, President Trump and Kushner hosted the first such summit at the White House.

By Jacob Kornbluh in New York


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