The Law and Order President

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Some criminal justice reformers predicted big changes under President Barack Obama, but most of them didn't happen. The outlook for the key issue of reducing the federal inmate population is much bleaker under President-elect Donald Trump, who ran a "tough on crime" campaign that featured stronger support of police and prisons than did Hillary Clinton.

Prospects for any significant change may depend on the climate in Congress and on Trump's key personnel choices, particularly Attorney General. Republicans . . .

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