Opinion

Trump’s own criminal justice reform

For decades, a small cadre of reformers pushed whichever president occupied the Oval Office to use his pardon power more frequently and put a lid on draconian federal sentences that put low-level and midlevel offenders away for decades, even life. 

The problem they face on the week President Donald Trump issued pardons and commutations to 11 nonviolent offenders is that they got their wish—except . . .

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