Statement on Passage of the First Step Act

Today the House passed a criminal justice reform bill that will bring changes to the federal justice system in the United States for the first time in a decade. The following statement is by the Charles Koch Institute’s Senior Fellow Vikrant Reddy:

“Today federal policy makers have made the decision to remove barriers to redemption for those within our federal prison system that have demonstrated their commitment to turning their lives around. These good behaviors will be rewarded with incentives that will set these individuals up for success and make our communities safer. We as citizens can play an active role in promoting public safety by increasing our willingness to provide second chances to those individuals that are impacted by the First Step Act.”

The Charles Koch Institute has long been an advocate for criminal justice reform. Find out more below:

Survey: Managers, Employees, and HR professionals are willing and open to hiring and working alongside individuals with a criminal record

2017: Poll suggests surprising support for criminal justice reforms among Trump voters

Charles Koch Institute and the Police Foundation release poll on police community relations

 

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Stacia Komosinski, Media Relations Specialist, Charles Koch Institute
stacia.komosinski@cki.org
571-243-6987

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