Second Chances

Second Chance Small Businesses Deserve Another Chance

Marc Levin | April 21, 2020
This post originally appeared on the Texas Public Policy Foundation website on April 21, 2020. As America prepares to get back to work, will some people be left behind? The…

Employment and Second Chances in Louisiana

Scott Peyton | April 17, 2019
Nationally, over 625,000 people are released each year from prison. In Louisiana, over 18,000 people are released from the Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities. According to DOC, 43% of…

Lent: Season for Second Chances

Scott Peyton | March 6, 2019
In most parts of the United States on March 5, it was just another Tuesday.  However, in Louisiana, most state offices, schools and local businesses were closed to celebrate Mardi…

Justice demands passage of First Step bill to rehabilitate lives

Right on Crime | October 22, 2018
This article by Right on Crime signatory Rebecca Hagelin originally appeared in Washington Times October 21, 2018. For only a few hours each month, she gets to be a…

Right on Crime Applauds Michigan Governor for Reducing Barriers to Reentry

Right on Crime | September 7, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will sign an executive directive to prevent state departments from using a check box on job applications to ask applicants if…

Do ex-cons ever really finish serving their debt to society?

Currie Myers | August 22, 2018
Photo by Rich Pedroncelli Over the past two months there have been some exciting movements in the right direction regarding prison reform. But in America, overcoming the stigma of prison…

The Church should push federal criminal justice reform bill to the finish line

Right on Crime | August 13, 2018
This article by Craig DeRoche,  senior vice president of advocacy and public policy at Prison Fellowship and Right on Crime signatory, originally appeared in Christian Post August 10, 2018. President Donald Trump…

Trump continues push for safe streets and second chances

Katie Greer | August 10, 2018
Federal prison reform has received mounting support from President Donald Trump since initial meetings at the White House last September. For nearly a year, the President has urged Congress…

From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers: A Handbook for Employers

Right on Crime | August 8, 2018
One of the hardest obstacles to overcome when a previously incarcerated person reenters society is the reluctance of employers to hire someone with a criminal background. Right on Crime…

Right on Crime Publishes Handbook for Employers on Hiring Previously Incarcerated Individuals

Right on Crime | August 8, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, Right on Crime published From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers Handbook for Employers which includes testimony from business owners and offers statistical analysis on why…

Reducing the prison population is a bipartisan goal

Right on Crime | July 30, 2018
This article by Right on Crime signatory and co-founder of the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center at Southern Methodist University Doug Deason originally appeared in Dallas Morning News July 28th 2018.…
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