On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss progress and next steps in criminal justice reform.
The First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, was signed into law at the end of the year. It eases some minimum sentencing requirements including the “three strikes” rule. What is this changing for incarcerated people, and what else is needed to fix our criminal justice system, which costs $182 billion a year?
Jessica Jackson, attorney representing death row inmates and co-founder of #Cut50
Topeka Sam, founder and executive director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries and co-founder of Hope House NYC
Molly Gill, vice president of policy for Families Against Mandatory Minimums