First Step Act’s implementation leaving too many men, women behind: Reader view
USA Today
December 3, 2019

“Our names are Brian Johnson and Lyle Jones Jr. and earlier this year, we were both released from federal prison through the First Step Act. Each of us served two decades of a life sentence. Neither of us had prior criminal records, nor was there any violence associated with our cases — and yet, we were sent off to federal prison with a sentence that meant we would spend the rest of our lives locked up, away from our families and communities.”

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