The Prison Reform Bill’s Implementation Will Be Tricky
SLATE News & Politics
January 3, 2019

“The First Step Act, the federal prison reform bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday, represents a bipartisan and major effort at making the criminal justice system fairer. This step will only be a baby step, however, if the engine that drives the entire piece of legislation—risk assessments of federal prisoners’ likelihood to reoffend—is not used carefully and with sound scientific and public oversight.”

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