Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to discuss prison reform with President Trump

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WASHINGTON (WDKY) - Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he is discussing prison reform with President Donald Trump Thursday.

Bevin tweeted Thursday he will join the President to for "an important dialogue" on the topic.

"Thoughtful reform will reduce crime, strengthen our workforce & decrease recidivism," Bevin said, "Redemption is a cornerstone of our society, & we must provide opportunities to those seeking second chances."

Trump is hosting the roundtable discussion with governors on prison reform and the FIRST STEP Act. The legislation looks to reduce the number of prisoners who end up back behind bars.

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