The First Step Implementation Act aims to fix several problems with the First Step Act that became law in 2018. But does it do enough?
The U.S. Sentencing Commission introduced a Judiciary Sentencing INformation platform (JSIN) — a sentencing data tool that provides judges, defense lawyers and the public with online access to limited national sentencing data. However, JSIN isn't perfect and has many flaws.
A Prison Policy Initiative's grading report on the Parole Release system speaks a lot about how the treatment towards incarcerated people changes in different states.
Two new SCOTUS petitions raise "stacking" issues under the First Step Act that could impact compassionate releases as well.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio committed to improve conditions in the City's jails several years ago. If anything, they've gotten worse.