Our criminal justice system is badly broken. That’s why the First Step Act matters
By Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan (original source Fox News)
“America’s criminal justice system is badly broken, and the next few weeks will determine the fate of efforts to fix it.
We should not continue pouring billions of dollars into a system that releases offenders who are more dangerous than when they entered prison, leaves victims’ needs unmet, and causes our communities to live in fear of crime.
But unless the U.S. Senate passes the First Step Act before the end of the year, the terrible status quo in our federal criminal justice system will continue.”
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