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3 Major Reforms in the New Criminal Justice Bill

January 2, 2019

Via: FindLaw

The First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last week, represents just that: a great first step towards criminal justice reform that altered federal sentences guidelines. While there are many other steps that need to be taken — especially at the state and local level — the bill will provide some major changes to minimum sentencing statutes, give judges more leeway, and give federal prisoners more options in reducing their sentences.

Here are three of the biggest reforms included in the First Step Act, and what could follow.

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