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Prison Tips: Earning Early Release Under the First Step Act

Federal sentencing and prison experts Maureen Baird, Mark H. Allenbaugh, and Alan Ellis with The Law Offices of Alan Ellis evaluate the effectiveness of the First Step Act, a bipartisan bill passed in 2018. They say that earned time credits, which allow for early release for low-level offenders, need to be utilized more in light of the ongoing pandemic and high numbers of Covid-19 deaths in federal prisons.

Click here to read the entire article published in Bloomberg Insights on March 22, 2022.

About Alan Ellis
Alan Ellis is a criminal defense lawyer with offices in San Francisco and New York, with 50 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, law professor and federal law clerk. He is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of federal plea bargaining, sentencing, prison matters, appeals, habeas corpus 2255 motions and international criminal law.

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