One of the highlights of former Gov. Nathan Deal’s eight years in office was his focus on criminal justice reform, eventually resulting in a series of bills that drew praise from both sides of the aisle.  Much of that work was then used by President Donald Trump and his team in 2018 as the White House pushed its own prison reform legislation.  Now out of office, Deal is continuing his work, leading a team of experts that is submitting recommendations via the nonprofit Council on Criminal Justice.  Joined by former mayors, law enforcement officials, ex-prisoners, and even Sally Yates, the Georgia attorney who served as U.S. deputy attorney general under President Barack Obama, the group, with Deal at its helm, is leading the push for continued sensible criminal justice reform in Washington D.C.  RISING… 

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