Rand Paul, Cory Booker Team Up for Bipartisan Reform of Criminal Justice System

Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour recently spoke with freshman senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) about the REDEEM Act, the legislation they recently introduced as co-sponsors. The bill would lift the federal ban on food stamps and welfare for some offenders, offer incentives to states who do not try children as adults until they are 18, ban almost all solitary confinement for children, and more.

Why is prison reform one of few issues encouraging cooperation from both sides of the aisle in a fiercely divided Congress? Can the reform goals of both parties be molded into one robust effort?

Learn more by watching the discussion at pbs.orgArrow