An overwhelming bipartisan majority of Congress came together in 2018 to pass the First Step Act. It was one of the most significant rewrites of federal prison and sentencing reform laws in decades.
Thousands of people have been freed from federal prisons, reunited with their families, and are contributing to their communities.
Here are a few highlights of the incredible human impact of the law.
Watch FREEDOM: The Human Impact of the First Step Act
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Welcome people home
As we head into the holiday season and the second year of the implementation of the #FirstStepAct, we look forward to bringing more of our brothers and sisters home to their loved ones. Join us in a celebration of FREEDOM and a commitment to continue the fight to bring more dignity, more empathy, and many more urgent changes to our criminal justice system.