Criminal Justice Reformer Rollins Joins Trump Staff

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Reed Cordish is leaving his post as assistant to the president in the Office of American Innovation, where he is being replaced by Brooke Rollins, the Washington Post reports. Rollins is a former aide to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, from his time as Texas governor. She joins the White House from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank that advocates for criminal justice reform and free enterprise.

Cordish is a close friend of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, who also is advising him on criminal-justice issues. Kushner said, “Reed and I have been working closely with Brooke Rollins in her role as president and CEO of Texas Public Policy Foundation on Prison Reform, and she is well prepared to continue executing on our key initiatives.” Rollins will begin near the end of the month, the White House said. She took part last month when Trump held an internal meeting to discuss prisoner reentry.

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