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This resource will be useful to criminal justice reform efforts targeting the significant problems of fees and fines in our justice system.
The making of a historic criminal justice reform bill
The FIRST STEP Act marks progress toward reducing mass incarceration
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.
Trump’s nominee for attorney general would continue Jeff Sessions's hardline approach, his record suggests
Both Republicans and Democrats are pushing Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the FIRST STEP Act
On criminal justice, the late president's legacy is shaped by Willie Horton and Clarence Thomas
But many unresolved questions remain
New legislation would address several laws responsible for increasing racial disparities in our prison system
Australia and New Zealand point the way by incentivizing companies to reduce recidivism rates