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RM56: Has America turned the corner on CJ reform?

The First Step Act passed the senate this week. As a Christmas bonus, we cover the bill and its passage. We have been covering its passage (or stalling really) for the past month to finally reach this point.

First Step Act passed the senate 87-12
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/s271

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-overwhelmingly-backs-overhaul-of-criminal-justice-system/2018/12/18/89efffb6-02e7-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/19/18148413/first-step-act-senate-criminal-justice-reform-sweeping-overhaul
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/18/18140973/first-step-act-criminal-justice-reform-senate-congress

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Reroll of the quote:
Quote:
“I think solitary confinement is wrong, and our sentences in this country are eight times longer than sentences for comparative crimes in Europe.”
Anthony Kennedy

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