Fox News’ primetime show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last night featured a December 2018 Bold TV interview we had with Ja’ron Smith, special assistant to President Trump for legislative affairs. Smith appeared on Carlson’s show to clarify remarks he had made on Bold TV.
The Bold TV interview features Bold founder, Carrie Sheffield and Democratic strategist, Julie Roginsky discussing with Smith whether the FIRST STEP Act was intended to release only non-violent prisoners. Carlson was concerned that the implementation of FIRST STEP Act had expanded to include violent offenders and could contribute to an increase in crime.
Smith previously had told Bold TV:
“These are individuals who may have been locked up but don’t have direct victims who may have lost life or were murdered or were harmed from the act of the crime and so on,” Smith said. “We’re trying to look at the Alice Johnsons of the prison system and then allow for them to get a second chance instead of locking individuals like that up and throwing away the key first. Fortunately, Alice Johnson was afforded a second chance and she’s on a path to be a very productive citizen and a healer in her community and also reconnecting her with her family and, being a millennial, and there’s a lot of families who have lost a parent on to the criminal justice system and so we’re trying to bring back fairness and create better communities.”
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