ABA President Voices Support for 2nd Chance Act

American Bar Association President Bob Carlson yesterday urged the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to pass the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, which would renew funding for programs aimed at easing former prisoners’ re-entry into society. “These programs increase public safety and reduce recidivism by helping men, women and juveniles transition from correctional confinement to productive lives,” Carlson wrote. “The total number of Americans in prisons and jails has declined over nine straight years, in part due to ‘smart on crime’ policies like the Second Chance Act.”
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