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The Crime Report: White House Pledges Hard Work on First Step Act

Monday, October 21, 2019  
Posted by: Charlotte Bailey
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Reassuring skeptics, the Trump administration has vowed to devote considerable resources over the next year to put into effect the First Step Act, the bill signed by the president in December to overhaul the federal prison and sentencing system.

The pledge was made Thursday by Ja’Ron Smith of the White House’s Office of American Innovation at the inaugural “leadership summit” of the Council on Criminal Justice, a new national organization devoted to studying problems in the criminal justice system.

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