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Chairman Walker Praises Passage of the FIRST STEP Act

May 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington - Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker release the following statement praising passage of the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682):

“America’s prison system routinely turns low level offenders into hardened, repeat offenders. The FIRST STEP Act takes important steps to reverse this trend by expanding education and job training opportunities for prisoners, offering them a much-needed hand up to once again become productive members of society. Justice is not the same as heavy-handedness. The American story is a history of second chances, that’s why we must always ensure that after debts are paid, the path to redemption is paved.”