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The First Step Act Is a Small Step for Incarcerated Women


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The First Step Act Is a Small Step for Incarcerated Women

Anjana Samant

The enactment of the First Step Act earlier this month will bring some much-needed change to our criminal justice system. But the First Step Act remains just that, a first step — particularly with respect to the impact that mass incarceration has had on cisgender women and trans people.


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Biology may not be destiny, but it still matters on an individual basis where justice meets the road. Brava, Ms. Samant.


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I am wondering how Ferguson is doing? Are the poor and mostly black people in Ferguson still paying for so much of the system? Did that ever get fixed, or---- when there are no real journalists, are there no real improvements? Did the ACLU follow this too?


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What we can call “Our Society” falls apart with acts, institutions, and behaviors such as these.
It is all based on false, class-ridden concepts of who people are and how they “should” behave in every circumstance. Theirs is a concept of simple right and wrong and the assumed authority to mete out punishment according to their own rules.