Social Reintegration/Reentry


House Approves Fair Chance Act and Paid Family Leave Amendments to NDAA
Arthur Rizer

From House Committee on Oversight and Reform:

The Fair Chance Act is supported by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the American Conservative Union, Faith & Freedom…

Support The Martha Wright-Reed Just And Reasonable Communications Act Of 2019, S.1764
Lars Trautman

June 11, 2019


The Honorable Roger Wicker, Chairman

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee 555 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC…

, The Hill
Want to cut the prison population? Start by tackling probation reform
Nila Bala

President Trump recently noted the 3,000 individuals who will be released from prison next month thanks to the landmark First Step Act. Yet each day, we are sending 95,000 more people to prison in…

, Senator Lisa Baker
Public hearing to consider Probation and Parole Reform (SB 14) – Part 1 of 2
Arthur Rizer

From Senator Lisa Baker (PA-20):

R Street’s Arthur Rizer testifies before the Pennsylvania Senate Committee on the Judiciary on probation and parole reform.

Click to watch.

, Catalyst
No Home When You Get Out
Nick Zaiac & Jonathan Haggerty

Roughly 600,000 prisoners will return to their communities by the end of this year, but if the past is any indicator, as many as 60 percent of those individuals will be convicted of a new offense…

, The Hill
Improve the chance of finding work after prison by starting behind bars
Emily Mooney

It’s been less than a year since President Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, into law. But this month, Trump publicly announced a new, equally…

, New Haven Register
Nila Bala: Connecticut’s Clean Slate bill would help those locked out of work
Nila Bala

Connecticut has made major progress in reforming its criminal justice system. In many ways, it is a leader of justice reform in our country. However, too often individuals in Connecticut who have…

, The Washington Examiner
Why ‘lifers’ need access to postsecondary correctional education
Arthur Rizer & Jesse Kelley

More than 20 years ago, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 made incarcerated individuals ineligible for Pell Grants, the funds awarded to students seeking a college degree who…

The Future of Prison Work: Private Employment Behind Bars
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

Currently, prison work too often consists of non-transferable skills that are of little use upon reentry. In light of this, it is time to reimagine what prison work can and should consist of, and…

, The Washington Post
Trump administration’s proposed hiring requirement undermines criminal justice reform, bipartisan group of senators says
Arthur Rizer

From The Washington Post:

A coalition of groups representing prosecutors, public defenders, criminal justice advocates and state and local governments is also urging the Trump administration to…