The First Step Act of 2018: One Year of Implementation

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"The First Step Act of 2018 includes five provisions related to sentencing reform. Each of these changes has been the subject of ongoing consideration within the criminal justice community and was the subject of Commission recommendations in its mandatory minimum reports and other work. The First Step Act has now been in effect for a full calendar year. This publication examines the impact of the First Step Act of 2018, analyzing data from the first year following its enactment, compared to data from fiscal year 2018—the last full fiscal year prior to its enactment."

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