First Step Act

First Step Act: An Early Analysis of Recidivism

This analysis estimates recidivism rates among individuals released from BOP prior to the FSA who had similar risk profiles and were tracked for similar periods of time as those released under the FSA.

New CCJ Analysis Estimates First Step Act Releases Have Lower Recidivism Rates, Arrests

People released under the First Step Act (FSA) are estimated to have lower recidivism rates and fewer arrests than similarly situated people released from federal prison prior to the Act’s implementation, according to a new analysis released today by the