Lead sponsors of the landmark First Step Act are working to continue to make our justice system fairer and our communities safer

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the lead sponsors of the landmark First Step Act (FSA), reintroduced three pieces of criminal justice reform legislation today to further implement the FSA and advance its goals. The First Step Act, which was signed into law in 2018, is bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation designed to make our justice system fairer and our communities safer by reforming sentencing laws and providing opportunities for those who are incarcerated to prepare to reenter society successfully. Today, Durbin and Grassley reintroduced the First Step Implementation Act, the Safer Detention Act, and the Terry Technical Correction Act.

The legislation is endorsed by the following organizations: Coalition for Juvenile Justice; Dream.org; Drug Policy Alliance; Due Process Institute; FAMM; Federal Public and Community Defenders; Justice Action Network; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition; Prison Fellowship; Human Rights for Kids; and R Street Institute.

Bill text is available here.

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