The Day Ahead
The startling facts about America’s prison system
Following successful bipartisan passage of the FIRST STEP Act in the House of Representatives, President Trump is hosting a roundtable with a number of America’s governors today to discuss implementing prison reform in their states.
President Trump supports efforts to reduce recidivism—the return of former inmates to prison—as a way to make America’s streets safer. The Administration has worked closely with Congress to find a solution that reduces crime, enhances public safety, and increases opportunity for those who have earned a second chance.
“The facts about America’s prison system are startling,” Senior Advisor Jared Kushner wrote in The Wall Street Journal in April. “The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, but roughly 25% of the world’s prisoners. . . . Of the 650,000 people who leave prison every year, two-thirds will commit a new crime within three years.”
The bottom line, says Kushner: “President Trump promised to fight for the forgotten men and women of this country—and that includes those in prison.”
Taking action: President Trump’s principles for reforming our prisons
Vice President Pence on the U.S. Space Force
In keeping with President Trump’s promise to rebuild American strength and deterrence, the Administration is moving ahead to fulfill the President’s plan to establish a U.S. Space Force as part of our nation’s Military.
“In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving,” President Trump said in his Inaugural Address. Making America a pioneer in space once again brings us closer to that vision.
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President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a meeting of the National Space Council. | June 18, 2018
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