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AFP Welcomes Second Chances for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

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AFP Welcomes Second Chances for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

07.19.19 12:45 AM

PRESS RELEASE*– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/19/2019 Grassroots group marks today’s release of more than 2,000 individuals under the First Step Act by urging Congress and the administration to continue working to ensure the law’s success Arlington, Va. –*Today, thanks to a provision within the bipartisan First Step Act of 2018, more than 2,000 people will be released from federal prisons and return home to their families and communities. Already, thousands of individuals and their families have benefitted from the First Step Act, but more must be done to ensure the law’s success. If fully and properly implemented by the administration, the First Step Act will make our country safer by transforming the lives of many more incarcerated people who have earned a second chance. Mark Holden, an Americans for Prosperity board member and a leading voice for criminal justice reform, released the following statement:* “So far, it’s clear that the First Step Act is working. Today, thousands of people who served their time and earned a second chance are returning to their communities and families. Now, it’s on all of us to unite around tearing down employment barriers and other obstacles to help these folks, and those who follow, successfully […]

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