Executive order on First Step Act was signed by President Biden on May 25, 2022. This was regarding criminal justice reform. The press release was titled, “President Biden to Sign Historic Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety.” The executive order sweeps broadly and includes the following: Requires full implementation of […]
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Courts determined 404 disparity must be preceded by eligibility before sentencing, according to Section 404 of the FIRST STEP Act in Corner.
In United States vs. Hardwick, the Third Circuit remanded the denial of a FIRST STEP Act reduction to the district court.
United States vs Venable Provides Answer Since the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in 2018 there have been hundreds of questions about whether inmates serving a term of Supervised Release would be able to seek relief as part of the retroactive application of the Fair Sentencing Act. In United States vs. Venable, No. 19-6280, […]
First Step Act changes allow courts to reduce sentences with the ability to determine extraordinary and compelling circumstances.
The FIRST STEP Act makes changes to the way that “good time” is assessed by the Bureau of Prisons, retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Reauthorizes the Second Chance Act, allows inmates to petition the court for compassionate release, bans the shackling of women during child birth, adds “sunlight” provisions to parts of these bills and several other things. This explainer will discuss a majority of portions of the Act.
The piece of legislation known as the FIRST STEP ACT has passed both the House and Senate.