The Sentencing Project needs your help to keep public funding for prisoner re-etnry

By The Sentencing Project |  April 6, 2012

Dear Friends,

First passed by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support in 2008, the Second Chance Act promotes evidence-based programming to aid prisoner reentry and thereby improve public safety. Since the law’s passage 370 grants have been awarded in nearly every state providing substance abuse treatment and employment and mentoring services to improve the transition from incarceration to communities.

These vital programs could face significant cuts by lawmakers in 2013. Please join The Sentencing Project in supporting funding by signing your national, state or local organization to the attached letter to leaders on the Senate and House Appropriations Committees asking them to maintain funds for the Second Chance Act in the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations legislation.

Please contact Kara Gotsch at by close of business Wednesday, April 11 if your organization would like to sign on.


Marc Mauer

The Sentencing Project
1705 DeSales Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, 202.628.0871