Cato Daily Podcast: Another Perspective on FIRST STEP

The U.S. House is expected to vote on the FIRST STEP Act today after the legislation passed the Senate late Tuesday.

For today’s Cato Daily Podcast, I spoke with Shon Hopwood of the Georgetown University Law Center about what the act does and why he views the legislation as both historic and modest reform.

 

Hopwood spoke at the Cato Institute’s Cato Club 200 event this year where he detailed his own experiences as a federal inmate and why sweeping criminal justice reform remains necessary.