Koch lawyer: Sessions ‘totally on board’ with Trump’s prison reform agenda

Koch lawyer: Sessions ‘totally on board’ with Trump’s prison reform agenda
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The general counsel of Koch Industries reportedly said Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen' Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s final insult to Congress: Farewell time for reporters but not testimony MORE “is totally on board” with the Trump administration's plans to reform America's prison system.

"I had a good discussion with him in a meeting at the White House a couple of weeks ago," Mark Holden told CNN on Saturday.

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"He believes in second chances. ... So we're going to meet people where they are. And hopefully we can get more success in this area when we show some success with prison reform."

Holden’s comments come after the Koch network, a donor apparatus run by billionaires David and Charles Koch, announced a new $4 million effort to decrease recidivism rates among former inmates. The campaign will support a pilot program in four states that will track the progress made by participants who receive “individualized reentry.”

The remarks from the Koch’s general counsel also come as the Trump administration shifts its focus on criminal justice reform.

Sessions as attorney general has emphasized the need to crack down on violent crime. The Department of Justice last year announced a new effort to decrease violent crime by adding to the Project Safe Neighborhoods program launched in 2001.