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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

The First Step Act represents overdue legal reform

The election may be over, but the lameduck Congress still has work to finish. At the top of the list should be the criminal justice reform bill, the First Step Act, currently bogged down in the U.S. Senate.

Affecting both people on trial for crimes and convicts already serving time alike, the reforms represent much-needed progress for a country leading the world in incarceration.

Appropriately named, the First Step Act can only be viewed as an initial effort to overhaul an outdated, unfair, and extraordinarily expensive system.

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