*From:* David Smith <xxx@theguardian.com>
*Sent:* Friday, May 18, 2018 10:48 AM
*Subject:* WH in-town pool report #1

The White House issued the following details on today's prison reform summit:

*_White House Prison Reform Summit:_*

Today at the White House, President Trump will host a diverse group of thought leaders from across the country to discuss the need for federal prison reform. The White House encourages Congress to act swiftly in support of this bi-partisan issue so we can ultimately reduce crime, protect our communities and save tax dollars for all AmericansHogan Gidley, Deputy White House Press Secretary


Opening Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence

Panel: A Conversation on Prison Reform

"Purpose: To highlight the broad agreement among the left and right on prison reform"


oVan Jones (Moderator)

oBrooke Rollins, President and CEO of Texas Public Policy Foundation

oSecretary Rick Perry, Department of Energy

oJared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President

oJessica Jackson Sloan, Cut50

oJaRon Smith, Special Assistant to the President

Closing Remarks by President Donald J. Trump


"The following individuals are expected to attend:"

*The White House*

President Donald J. Trump

Vice President Mike Pence

General John Kelly, Chief of Staff

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor

Marc Short, Director of Legislative Affairs

Nick Ayers, Chief of Staff to the Vice President

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President

Mercedes Schlapp, Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications

Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President

Christopher Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy

Andrew Bremberg, Director of Domestic Policy Council

JaRon Smith, Director of Urban Affairs

*Trump Administration*

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

*State Officials*

Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma

Attorney General Bill Schuette, Michigan

Attorney General Curtis Hill, Indiana

*Other External*

Brooke Rollins, Texas Public Policy Institute

Van Jones, Cut50

Jessica Jackson Sloane, Cut 50

Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union

Shon Hopwood, Georgetown Law Professor and member of Families Against Mandatory Minimums


Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA

Candace Owens, Turning Point USA

Darrell Scott, Co-founder of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio


Mark Goldsmith, Get Out Stay Out

Jim DeMint, Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

John Koufos, Executive Director - Safe Streets and Second Chances/National Director of Reentry Initiatives - Right On Crime


Mark Holden, Koch Industries

David Muhlhausen, Federal Interagency Reentry Council

Jacob Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Amy Solomon, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Derek Cohen, Ph.D., Right On Crime

Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Matt Whitaker, Department of Justice

Jamal Nelson, Council of State Governments

David Safavian, American Conservative Union

Judith Garrett, Bureau of Prisons

Ivy Woolf Turk, Founder of Project Liberation

Kevin Gay, Operation New Hope

Wilfredo Torres, Federal Probation Officer - District of New Jersey

+ 75 additional stakeholders



*David Smith*

Washington bureau chief

Guardian News & Media






twitter: @SmithInAmerica

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