But the FIRST STEP Act faces an uphill battle. Criminal justice reform advocates say any meaningful bill must include sentencing reform, and Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agree.
Narrated by Legend and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, a new video from Color of Change explains how bail practices fuel mass incarceration.
Civil rights attorney Jonathan Feinberg: “It doesn’t matter if you are in Midtown Manhattan or Havre, Montana, if you speak a language other than English, it doesn’t give rise to any suspicion that you are in the country illegally.”
“Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals.”