Trump said that thanks to low unemployment around the country, more prisoners had a chance to learn skills and train for jobs while serving their sentences.
Trump called the job growth “unthinkable” and urged all Americans to seek more skills and job training.
Trump said he would continue to be tough on crime, including drug traffickers and human traffickers, but reminded the audience that it was important to give criminals a chance to turn their lives around in prison.
Bevin said during the meeting the issue of prison reform was an issue that transcended politics.
“You are giving us through this conversation and the kinds of things you are pushing at the federal level, encouragement from the bottom up, to give millions and millions of Americans a chance at redemption.”