Project New Opportunity’s Project Director Speaks Out on First Step Act
Project New Opportunity
Jun 24, 2018

Malcolm C. Young, Project Director of Project New Opportunity, states that “‘The First Step Act has passed the House of Representatives and now goes to the United States Senate. There it may have less support and faces a competing bill, Senator Chuck Grassley’s Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The First Step Act would provide support for programs intended assist with reentry. The Act would allow a more rapid transfer, by up to one week for each year in custody, to half-way houses or to home confinement (electronic monitoring) for program participants who would still be under the Bureau of Prison’s control and supervision. Sentence length, however, remains unchanged.”

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