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Support the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act and the First Step Implementation Act

Two bipartisan bills have the potential to reduce mass incarceration, reunite families, and better guarantee the health and safety of the federally incarcerated population.

The Senate is poised to advance bipartisan sentencing reform legislation rooted in research that will ensure more equity in the federal justice system. Urge your lawmaker to support the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act (S. 312) and the First Step Implementation Act (S. 1014), proposals that would expand opportunities for early release from prison for older people who pose no threat to public safety, and apply retroactively drug sentencing reforms first approved in the First Step Act of 2018, respectively.