first step act
While it does not go as far as proponents would like, the bill is the most sweeping prison reform agreement that Congress has passed in decades.
Passage of the First Step Act would be a major victory for criminal justice reform advocates, despite opposition from conservatives and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Language that would protect minors from being sentenced to life without parole is not included in the First Step Act.
We need real criminal justice reform. Not a half-measure that lets legislators off the hook.