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July 1, 2022 | Paul Wallin

What Is the First Step Act?  In order to understand the Supreme Court ruling earlier this week regarding reduced prison sentences for inmates, it is first necessary to understand what the First Step Act is. In December of 2018, then-President Trump signed the First Step Act into law. The act was part of a bi-partisan effort to reform the criminal justice system and improve its outcomes. Its goal was to…