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Improve the capacity and utilization of community corrections through statuses and regulations that maximize the use of community corrections resources and minimize costly jail and prison use for non-violent offenders. Pursue legislation that will increase community capacity, including the Justice Reinvestment Act.

Support additional bills that strengthen pre-release transitional programming for inmates, service coordination upon release, and post-release housing, employment and education services.

Improve the capacity and utilization of community corrections through statuses and regulations that maximize the use of community corrections resources and minimize costly jail and prison use for non-violent offenders. Pursue legislation that will increase community capacity, including the Justice Reinvestment Act.

  • Secure adequate appropriations to support the programs of The Second Chance Act and the development of regulations supportive of its intent to reduce recidivism and increase public safety through jobs, housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and strengthening families for prisoners re-entering society. The Second Chance Act was signed into law in April 2008.
  • Promote adoption of the President's Budget for 2012 calling for continuation funding for Second Chance Act grants and increased funding to the Federal Bureau of Prisons for "confining offenders in... contract or community-based facilities."
  • Support additional bills that strengthen pre-release transitional programming for inmates, service coordination upon release, and post-release housing, employment and education services.

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