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In a major announcement, Mitch McConnell said he'll bring the FIRST STEP Act up for a vote this month. The bipartisan bill would be the biggest reform of our justice system in a generation, and would move us closer to ending mass incarceration.
Both Republicans and Democrats are pushing Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the FIRST STEP Act
New legislation would address several laws responsible for increasing racial disparities in our prison system
It would mark a crucial first step toward reducing federal mass incarceration
Though the president supports some criminal justice reform, his rhetoric works against that effort
Why they happen, and why they can be so hard to fix
The difference between two popular types of bills
To fight for fairer sentencing, we first need to understand how the system works
"A masterpiece in illustrating how New York City’s misdemeanor courts exert social control on those who violate low-level criminal laws"
More women are being incarcerated, and they face unique challenges