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Court applies FIRST STEP Act to defendant’s sentence (access required)

Where the court acted pursuant to the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safety Transitioning Every Person Act, or FIRST STEP Act, passed by Congress in December 2018 to address the mass incarceration of persons sentenced when the Sentencing Guidelines were mandatory, a 360-month sentence was imposed. Background On Dec. 21, 2018, Congress passed the FIRST STEP Act, ...