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First Step Offers Release for Some Prisoners—But Not Non-Citizens
About 750 federal inmates will be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody starting in mid-July.
White House Pushing to Help Prisoners Before Their Release
Officials are trying to line up jobs and housing for 2,200 inmates who are scheduled to be freed in July under the First Step Act.
First Step Act Comes Up Short in Trump’s 2020 Budget
Supporters worry because law seeks $75 million a year for five years, but president’s plan lists $14 million.
Would Expanded Criminal Background Checks Hurt Federal Job Applicants?
Critics oppose disclosing enrollment in drug-court programs and other prison alternatives.
November 16, 2018
What’s Really in the First Step Act?
Too much? Too little? You be the judge.
June 18, 2018
Van Jones Answers His Critics
The CNN host defends his involvement with a controversial prison reform bill and the Trump White House.