On December 21, 2018, former President Donald Trump signed the First Step Act. The law has two overarching goals: corrections reforms aim to expand recidivism reduction programming to hasten people’s transfer from prison to community corrections; and sentencing reforms reduce extreme sentences for certain federal offenses. In the first two and a half years since the First Step Act’s passage, implementation has been problematic, and efforts to thoroughly evaluate progress are hindered by a lack of transparency by the Department of Justice.
June 23, 2022
Almost half of the people serving life without parole are 50 years old or more and one in four is at least 60 years old.
June 21, 2022
North Carolina Court re-enfranchises people on probation and parole, state supreme courts lack racial diversity, and more in the latest Race & Justice Newsletter.