I have rarely seen worse (intentional?) framing than the headline and premise of this article.
Way back when Good Time Credits were first passed at the Federal level, the Bureau of Prisons chose to use a calculation that was not the calculation that the legislature intended. The First Step Act simply changes the time calculation to what Congress originally intended.
In addition, what we are talking about is, in most cases, a difference of months. In other words, the 4,000 people mentioned in the headline are mostly getting out a few months earlier than they would have without the First Step Act. It is important, every day someone gets to be home instead of in prison is important, but this article makes it sound like but for the First Step Act these folks were never coming home.
Ugly, wrong, sad.
Shameful journalism IMHO.