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Cornyn's push for federal prison reform helps First Step Act clear U.S. Senate

The bill, which calls for an overhaul in how prisoners are treated and prepared for release, has wide bipartisan backing. It is expected to pass the U.S. House and garner President Trump's signature.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, at the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival.

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