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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (5): 319–327.
Published: 01 June 2021
... with their refusals to cooperate and/or plead guilty. This article describes the Holloway Project and how it has used what has become known colloquially as the “compassionate release” statute, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), and 2018’s First Step Act to persuade federal judges to undertake holistic, compassionate...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 33 (1-2): 27–35.
Published: 01 December 2020
...David Roper After decades of Bureau of Prisons’ maladministration of the sentence reduction authority authorized by 18 U.S.C. § 3582, Congress passed the First STEP Act of 2018 with the intention of expanding the use and transparency of compassionate release. Although the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 63–64.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Douglas A. Berman This Issue of FSR explores a range of perspectives on the import and impact of the First Step Act as we approach the first anniversary of President Trump signing it into law. Key themes that emerge from materials in this Issue include the need for effective implementation...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 86–91.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jessica Kelley; Arthur Rizer The passage of the First Step Act by the federal government one year ago marked a significant change in the way states approached the issue of criminal justice reform. Some states, like Florida, have been fighting for years to pass reforms, but after the passage...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 70–75.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jalila Jefferson-Bullock The passage of the First Step (Act) represents an ambitious, bipartisan compromise to commence much-needed, genuine federal sentencing reform. However, as its name suggests, it is, in practice, simply one meager stride in what requires a marathon to affect true change. Its...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 76–85.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sarah French Russell Under the First Step Act of 2018, federal prisoners may now petition courts directly for reduction of their sentences, and judges may grant such requests if “extraordinary and compelling reasons” support reduction. Judges are also in the process of imposing reduced sentences...