House Judiciary Passes the FIRST STEP Act, When a Giant Leap Is Needed
The Center for American Progress
May 9, 2018

“Today, the House Judiciary Committee reported out of committee the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill aims to improve access to educational, vocational, and other Bureau of Federal Prisons (BOP) programs in an attempt to reduce an individual’s likelihood of reoffending after being released from prison.”

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