President Trump signed the historic FIRST STEP Act into law, the most meaningful criminal justice reform in a generation.
The FIRST STEP ACT has been widely hailed as the most meaningful criminal justice reform in a generation.
This landmark legislation included necessary reforms to our justice system, improves our prison system, and prepares inmates for reentry in our communities.
As a result of the First Step Act, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison and 90% of those who have had their sentences reduced are black Americans.
The First Step Act shortens mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes and provides judges greater liberty to go around mandatory minimums.
The law also allows offenders sentenced under racially motivated mandatory minimums to petition for their cases to be re-evaluated.
President Trump was awarded the 2019 Bipartisan Justice award by the nonprofit 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center. The President received this award for his “ability to work across the aisle to achieve meaningful progress in reforming our criminal justice system.”