First Step Act of 2018 Aims to Reform Sentencing Laws

February 4, 2019

Reprinted with permission from The Legal Intelligencer, February 2019

In one of Congress' last acts before the government shutdown, it passed, and the president signed, the First Step Act of 2018. The act represents progress toward reducing the rate of mass incarceration and ameliorating the extensive personal and societal problems it has caused. While the bulk of the act is targeted toward reducing recidivism, its sentencing modifications, although few, are significant and will have practical effects. Read More.

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