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Grassroots Group Declares Victory as FIRST STEP ACT Heads to President Trump’s Desk
Columbia, SC – Today, Americans for Prosperity- South Carolina (AFP-SC) celebrated the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, a package of critical criminal justice reforms. AFP-SC also praised Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott for their support for commonsense criminal justice reforms. The FIRST STEP Act makes important reforms to the federal criminal justice system by focusing on rehabilitating federally incarcerated people and giving them the tools needed to successfully reenter society upon release from prison.
The grassroots group also announced a direct mail and digital campaign touting Senator Graham and Scott’s leadership role as co-sponsors in ensuring this groundbreaking legislation passed before the end of the year.
AFP-SC state director Andrew Yates issued the following statement:
“AFP-SC has long supported passage of the FIRST STEP Act because it will make our communities stronger and safer by reducing crime and recidivism rates. This bipartisan legislation accomplishes much in reforming our broken criminal justice system. AFP-SC believes that criminal justice reform should be smart-on-crime, but soft-on-taxpayers and the FIRST STEP Act accomplishes that goal. These reforms will certainly serve as a wonderful gift to the many families who are unable to travel to visit their loved ones, and this gift will also help many incarcerated persons get a second chance upon their release.”