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Old 03-12-2008, 11:52 AM
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Default Senate Passes Second Chance Legislation!


March 12, 2008
Senate Passes Second Chance Legislation
The Senate passed the Second Chance Act of 2007 late Tuesday, which will ease the re-entry process for individuals leaving prison by providing funding for prisoner mentoring programs, job training and rehabilitative treatment. The legislation, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Joseph Biden (D-DE), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Sam Brownback (R-KS), now awaits approval by President Bush - who in his 2004 State of the Union address advocated for a $300 million Prisoner Re-entry Initiative.

"The best formula for reducing crime includes aid for the men and women who have spent time in prison," said Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project. "The Second Chance Act will fund much needed education, employment and treatment services that ease reintegration after a person's incarceration. I look forward to it receiving the President's signature."
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for sharing this info-this is good news!
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Good find Destiney!!!
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Amen to that! that's exactly what I was needing!!! thank you!
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Amen! Amen! Amen!!
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Absolutely! This is hopefully just the beginning!
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Zelda, what your take on this? We have waited on this. Now if the President signs it.
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