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Getting to Yes on FIRST STEP

The Editors, National Review

We are far more skeptical of “justice reform” than are many on the left, and even many on the right. Our sympathies lie first and foremost with the victims of crime, not with those who commit it. But FIRST STEP, with Cruz’s amendment as he has described it, focuses specifically on the aspects of the federal system that that are overly punitive, sometimes horrifyingly so. Congress should comb through the final text looking for any outstanding issues, fix them as needed, and pass it.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/first-step-act-criminal-justice-reform-deserves-to-pass/