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Kaine Statement On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed the First Step Act:

“Racial disparities and mandatory minimums have left countless Americans in prison for nonviolent offenses. Passage of this compromise bill is a much-needed first step to fix the sentencing and incarceration policies that have disproportionately hurt communities of color. We should build on this success by pursuing anti-profiling and civil rights reforms to make additional improvements to our criminal justice system.”