Americans Released from Prison by Trump’s ‘First Step’ Act Praise POTUS, Touch Hearts with Joy Over Freedom (Video)

WATCH: Look how excited this man is to be involved in the First Step Act

One of the things that President Donald Trump has done that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves from the media is to pass a criminal justice reform act.

That legislation, the First Step Act, enables judges to have more discretion when sentencing people such as non-violent drug offenders and helps with prisoner rehabilitation efforts.

The measure got strong support from both sides of the aisle, Republicans and Democrats.

Trump recognized many people who had championed the effort from Jared Kushner to Van Jones and celebrated that it was bi-partisan effort.

Trump said he now wants to concentrate on a “Second Step Act” to promote “successful re-entry and reduced unemployment for Americans with past criminal records.” He said that Americans with criminal backgrounds have an unemployment rate of five times the national average and he wants to turn that around by helping their chances for employment after they are released and cutting it to single digits in five years. “When we say ‘hire American,’ we mean all Americans, including former inmates who have paid their debt to society,” Trump said.

Trump highlighted his efforts on Monday at criminal justice reform event at the White House where he introduce some of the people who had been helped by the First Step Act.

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From WHAM:

He asked each of them to speak, sparking a unique level of spontaneity, sadness and cheer in the White House East Room as they recounted their experience. Gregory Allen noted that two months ago he was in a prison cell, and now he was telling his story at the White House, calling it an example of what would “make America great again,” Allen said, borrowing from the president’s trademark phrase as the audience laughed and applauded.

Now this is joy:


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