U.S. Senate passes sweeping justice reform bill

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) said passage of the FIRST STEP Act is a victory for justice and a bipartisan compromise. 

“When people trust each other, you can sit down and get legislation,” Sen. Grassley said. 

The bill restricts mandatory sentencing for non-violent offenders, and allows some inmates to earn early release with good behavior. 

Local 5 Washington Correspondent has the latest from Congress. 

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