FILE PHOTO: Jail cells are seen in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Thursday gave final approval to bipartisan legislation supported by President Donald Trump that would bring sweeping changes to prison sentencing and the treatment of inmates during incarceration and following their release.

By a vote of 358-36, the House of Representatives passed the bill that overwhelmingly was approved on Tuesday by the Senate. It now goes to Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Susan Heavey and Mohammad Zargham



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