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, #cut50 successfully fought to make sure the law was fully funded.
But the hard work of transforming our federal prison system has only just begun.