Law faculty perspectives on passage of the First Step Act

On Dec. 18, the Senate passed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that modifies sentencing laws, expands job training, and takes additional steps intended to reduce recidivism and create a fairer and less costly criminal justice system. Penn Law faculty commented and provided their analyses of the implications of the bill’s passage. 

Read responses from Regina Austin, Paul Heaton, David Rudovsky, and John Hollway at Penn Law.