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White House That Often Talks Tough On Crime Hosts Advocates For Former Inmates

The Trump White House welcomed elected officials, faith leaders and nonprofits to discuss ways to help former inmates return to their communities and find jobs, housing and educational opportunities.
An exterior view of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., in July. Members of the DOJ were among those who attended a roundtable on Thursday about the criminal justice system and helping ex-inmates re-enter into society. / Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Prisoner advocates convened at an unusual spot this week: President Trump's White House.

Earlier this year, Trump promised to crack down on "American carnage" and decried the "public safety crisis" facing many American cities. His attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has directed federal prosecutors to take a tough approach to drug criminals, seeking mandatory-minimum prison terms for them.

But Thursday, a different attitude was on

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