President Donald J. Trump
This legislation was supported by an overwhelming majority of both Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
Among many reforms, the First Step Act will:
Expand prison employment program opportunities.
Eliminate the three-strike mandatory life sentencing provisions.
Give certain offenders the ability to petition the courts for a review of their sentences.
These historic reforms will address problems that have plagued our justice system for years.
More than 2,400 faith leaders joined in advocating for the First Step Act.