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In December, Congress passed the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that contains both prison and sentencing reforms. In this one hour update, we will highlight some of the major changes contained in the Act and point out some questions the Act leaves open.
Please join Peggy Cross-Goldenberg of Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. as she discusses:
- Prison reform, including good time adjustments, risk and needs scoring assessments, and credit systems
- Compassionate release reform
- Sentencing reform, including changes to the safety valve, Section 851 prior felony informations, and Section 924(c) stacking rules
- Fair Sentencing Act crack resentencing retroactivity