HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The First Step Act (priso...

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:30 AM

The First Step Act (prison reform - federal only). Pros/cons, what do we think?

I think it's reasonable to say that if this truly is a first step in a broader reform campaign, then great. But many advocates are scared that the president and congressional Republicans will just stop if/when this is passed and signed. It impacts only federal prisons, so it really isn't prison reform.

It has the backing of business groups (builders, manufacturers, chambers of commerce, etc.)

Any other strong thoughts out there?

1 replies, 132 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply The First Step Act (prison reform - federal only). Pros/cons, what do we think? (Original post)
jpljr77 Dec 6 OP
nycbos Dec 6 #1

Response to jpljr77 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:38 AM

1. Well congress and the president only has authority over the federal system.

But there is a growing bipartisan reform movement in many states.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread