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Wynonna Judd Working With WH on Criminal Justice Reform

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Singer Wynonna Judd (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:11 PM

Singer Wynonna Judd is working with the White House on a criminal justice reform project that will help inmates prepare for release into society, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"This is the beginning of a new chapter for me," she said after she attended a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden on Thursday.

Judd told reporters she met with Brooke Rollins, a special assistant to President Donald Trump who has been a key figure in his administration's criminal justice reform efforts. Hope for Prisoners founder Jon Ponder also told the Review-Journal that Judd met with Trump's son-in-law and chief adviser Jared Kushner.

Hope for Prisoners is a Las Vegas nonprofit that helps former inmates reunite with their families and re-enter the workforce and their community. Judd, who has worked with the group in the past, also said Thursday she was "really using this time to speak out for the unloved [and] people who feel forgotten."

Judd has never faced incarceration herself but was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in November 2003.

Her daughter, Grace Pauline Kelley, 22, last June was sentenced to eight years in prison after breaking the terms of her probation she received on drug charges in 2017.

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A project that will help inmates prepare for release into society is being assisted on by singer Wynonna Judd with the White House on a criminal justice reform, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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