Van Jones Calls Criminal Justice Reform Bill ‘Christmas Miracle’

CNN commentator Van Jones says the passage of a criminal justice reform bill, set to reduce the federal prison population by more than 50,000 inmates in a decade, is a “Christmas miracle.”

During a segment on CNN’s New Day, Jones praised the Senate’s passage of the First Step Act and President Trump for supporting the legislation, comparing it to a “holiday miracle” that will “close the revolving door of our federal prison.”

“Look this is a Christmas miracle,” Jones said. “You had for the first time in more than a generation, both parties coming together to do something for people at the bottom.”