September 23, 2016

Raise Your Voice for Justice that Restores

By Craig DeRoche, Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy, Prison Fellowship

We know you are passionate about reforming America’s criminal justice system just like we are. Here’s an opportunity for you to raise your voice and make a difference!

Will you send a message to your House representative asking him or her to support comprehensive criminal justice reform that will give people in prison access to the transformational programming they need? This is your chance to help men and women earn back the public’s trust and return home from prison as good neighbors.

Since November 2015, the House’s Judiciary Committee has passed several critical criminal justice bills, including the Sentencing Reform Act, the Corrections and Recidivism Risk Reduction Act, and the Second Chance Reauthorization Act. Together these bills would reduce disproportionate sentences for non-violent drug offenses, expand programming and incentivize rehabilitation for federal prisoners, and protect public safety by ensuring reentry support for Americans returning home after incarceration.

But these bills have yet to make it to the House floor for a vote. Let’s urge the House to bring them up together before the end of the month. They are each strong bills that would have a positive impact on the restorative nature of our system, but in conjunction with one another, they would make a huge difference!

Contact your representative today to urge him or her to support these important bills. It will only take a moment for you to send our pre-written letter through our easy online tool.

Please act now while there is still time! With the election coming up, the political window of opportunity may be closing. Let your legislator know that this is their chance to help provide restoration for men and women behind bars, their families, and our communities.

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