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The First Step Act

The First Step Act was signed into law by President Trump in 2018 with strong bipartisan support. Explore the sentencing and prison reform provisions of the Act – both aimed at making the federal justice system more fair and focused on rehabilitation and public safety. Study detailed examples of excessive and unfair federal prison sentences that let to the enactment of the Act. Finally, Discuss why sentencing and prison reform and are necessary to enhance public safety.


Larry Thompson

Larry D. Thompson is Counsel to Atlanta law firm of Finch McCranie, LLP. In 2017, Mr. Thompson was appointed by the DOJ as Independent Corporate Compliance Monitor and Auditor for Volkswagen AG. Mr. Thompson previously served as PepsiCo’s Executive Vice ... read more

Date: Wed, Oct 6

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Larry Thompson

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: FALL:324

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