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Reentry News
  • Take the Fair Chance Business Pledge
    America is a nation of second chances. The White House is calling on businesses to eliminate unnecessary hiring barriers for individuals with criminal records.
  • National Reentry Week: April 24 - 30
    Courtesy of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
    ....we're raising awareness of the importance of reentry strategies that increase public safety and fulfill our nation's promise of redemption...which can reduce crime and make our neighborhoods better places to live.
  • Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2016
    by The Prison Policy Initiative
    Does the United States have more than 2 million people in prison? Are most people locked up for drug offenses? This report offers some clarity....
  • Pope Calls for Worldwide Abolition of Death Penalty
    Pope Francis on Sunday called for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, saying the commandment "You shall not kill" was absolute and equally valid for the guilty as for the innocent.
    Using some of his strongest words ever against capital punishment, he also called on Catholic politicians worldwide to make "a courageous and exemplary gesture" by seeking a moratorium on executions during the Church's current Holy Year, which ends in November.
  • Fair Shake February Newsletter

    In this issue:
    • We share news of our impact and relevance: Website Analytics, Reentry Packet requests, Facilitator and Workshop document requests and Software requests
    • Clemency request: we'd love to hear what you think about Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
    • Bureau of Prisons clarification on the use of Fair Shake software
    • Terrell reflects on LOVE
    • and we announce a major fundraiser: We need your help to get resources to those who are looking for them!
  • Worker Ownership Behind Bars
    A cooperative in Puerto Rico's Guayama prison, started in 2003, has helped dozens of incarcerated individuals reduce their sentences and return to their communities. Inmate Gordon Nembhard said "The co-op provides a different point of view. It's not 'me against the world'. It's the co-op and my fellow members working and thinking together. That is transformational."
  • Let Prisoners Take College Courses
    NY Times Opinion Page
    What do incarcerated individuals do in prison? We’re all tucked away in cellblocks watching TV. We watch a lot - all day, all night. It’s called the “TV program.”
  • Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong
    Johann Hari on Democracy Now!
    "We have created a society where huge numbers of our fellow citizens can’t bear to be present in their lives..."
    "...there’s nothing in human evolution that prepares us for being as isolated as the ideal citizen of a hypercapitalist, hyperconsumerist country"