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President Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Wednesday as he announces his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The prison yard at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., is seen during a visit by President Obama in July. Obama has advocated for prison reform during his time in office. Thousands of inmates are being released as the result of some changes in federal sentencing guidelines. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

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Inmates at California's Chino State Prison exercise in the prison yard in 2010. A proposition that was passed in the state last year reclassified certain crimes, releasing thousands of inmates earlier than had been anticipated. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It Possible To Let More People Out Of Prison, And Keep Crime Down?

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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

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The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in downtown Lafayette, La. By most counts, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country, but sentencing reformers have loosened some of the state's mandatory minimum sentences and made parole slightly easier to get. Denny Culbert for NPR hide caption

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States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

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