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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Votes for Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

December 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing the bipartisan The First Step Act, a bill that takes sensible steps to reforming our criminal justice system.

“I was pleased to have voted for The First Step Act as that is exactly what it is, a first step in reforming our antiquated federal criminal justice system. This bipartisan package reduces sentences for non-violent crimes, provides redemption opportunities for low-risk inmates who want to turn their lives around, and incorporates vital education, rehabilitation and training programs to ensure successful reentry into society. The First Step Act shows when both parties in Congress work together we can pass real solutions for the American people. This was truly a step in the right direction for prison reform,” said Larson.