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November 9, 2015 7:07 am

Paul Ryan Seen as Ally to Criminal Justice System Reform

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Newly elected speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Newly elected speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hill – Proponents of criminal justice reform view new Speaker Paul Ryan as an ally, and see his ascension as a boost to the bipartisan push to overhaul decades-old sentencing and drug laws.

Lawmakers and advocates pushing reform legislation base their optimism on Ryan’s past proposals, the signals he has sent about the way he plans to run the House — and even the Wisconsin Republican’s age.

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