The FIRST STEP Act is now law, but how will it affect America’s incarcerated? And what are our next steps?
President Trump Signs the FIRST STEP Act into Law, Ushering in a New Era of Criminal Justice Reform
"My house is too quiet," Beth Strong says. "I struggle to make ends meet. Every weekend, I travel several hours each way to see my husband during visitation hours.
Prison Fellowship applauds President Donald J. Trump for signing the FIRST STEP Act into law.
Prison Fellowship applauds the U.S. Senate for clearing the final hurdle for passage of the FIRST STEP Act in the House of Representatives. Media conference call to be held on Wednesday.
Prison Fellowship releases state legislator letter as bipartisan prison reform legislation the FIRST STEP Act Support Letter heads to the Senate.
Prison Fellowship applauds the Trump Administration and the U.S. Senate on reaching an agreement on the FIRST STEP Act.
It was already hot in Washington, D.C., on July 10, but justice advocates turned up the heat on lawmakers. Around 300 demonstrators flocked in from both coasts for the Families for Justice Reform NOW rally, sponsored by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), Prison Fellowship®, and others.
"While this legislation is only a first step to advancing criminal justice reform, it is by no means an insignificant step for the men and women languishing behind bars."
In-prison educational programs are an effective part of the reentry process, reducing a participant's chance of returning to prison by 43 percent. Even so, Many federal prisons do not have sufficient programming.