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it is already being called the most significant criminal justice reform bill in a generation once a fierce opponent Republican senator Chuck Grassley leading the way on a major bill rolling back there mandatory prison time for low level drug offenders in a reform movement rapidly picking up speed bullet nonviolent offenders , where minor criminal histories , well actually catching up to a bipartisan wave sweeping into Capitol Hill as the black lives matter movement changes the political conversation from the streets of Baltimore to the twenty sixteen campaign trail Unni , and where unlikely political allies , Republicans on criminal justice reform to me a few of their priorities , one libertarian think that it overreach of government to be jailing , many Americans and then you also have an evangelical religious wing of the Republican Party who think that it's time to give people a second chance Lewis forged an unlikely coalition bringing the likes of the billionaire coke brothers in alignment with president Barack Obama there but for the grace of god and lower and I care for nonviolent drug offenders well alter doing things like , activists in a mandatory minimum , years ruin the lives of young poor mostly black male Americans and decimate urban communities