The First Step Act passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. It was one of the most significant rewrites of federal prison and sentencing reform laws in decades. 

So far this year, the First Step Act has freed thousands of people from federal prison, returning them to their families and communities. 

  • 7,000+ people released early from federal prison in 2019
  • 115,000+ years of human freedom restored
  • 25,000 people impacted by the sentencing reforms, every year

In 2019, Dream Corps JUSTICE successfully fought to make sure the law was fully funded. 

But the hard work of transforming our federal prison system has only just begun.

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Join us as we continue to work on creating pathways for incarcerated individuals to gain freedom. The First Step Act is the beginning of a series of criminal justice reform bills that we’re working on to lower the prison population, alleviate the barriers that are associated with re-entry and create a world where people are viewed as more than their worst mistake. With over 7,000 people released from federal prison, we need all hands on deck as we fight for justice.
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