First Step Act

Koch’s Mark Holden Receives Award for Criminal Justice Reform Work


Koch Industries Senior Vice President Mark Holden has received the prestigious Margaret Mead Award from the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) for his efforts to advance criminal justice reform at all levels in the United States.

Entrepreneurship Education Inspiring Second Chances

At one prison in rural El Dorado, Kansas, two educators have teamed up to help inmates prepare to rejoin society – and the U.S. workforce.

On December 21, 2018, the First Step Act was officially signed into law by President Trump. This legislation for criminal justice reform, as the name implies, marks a first step forward, but it also raises the question – what’s the next step? How can we better prepare the 650,000 incarcerated Americans who rejoin society every year and provide real opportunities at successful second chances?

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