In just a few days, we could pass the FIRST STEP Act -- which the New York Times says will deliver "the most significant changes to the criminal justice system in a generation. Learn more
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With 180,000 people incarcerated in federal prisons, our prison population is growing at an astonishing rate and taking up a larger and larger share of resources. We would be better off investing in treatment, education, housing, and other social services that actually reduce crime and keep our communities safe. Our prisons have become warehouses often leaving people more traumatized and with fewer opportunities than when they entered. The FIRST STEP Act will ensure that people have the support they need to come home from prison job ready.