PASSAGE OF PRISON REFORM
The Senate delivered a major bipartisan victory for President Trump’s FIRST STEP Act with a vote of 87-12. The FIRST STEP Act will help prisoners gain the skills they need to begin a new life when they reenter society, while keeping violent offenders behind bars to keep our communities safe.
Charles Frederick Tolbert EdD
Was a Candidate for U S Senate Florida 2018
To help in the efforts, the federal government signed the Second Chance Act into law on April 9, 2008. The purpose of the law is to allow the public and private agencies to get funding from the federal government to provide assistance to the ex-offenders.
1. Housing Assistance
• Unless an inmate has a family to go home to, one major problem for an individual just released from prison is having a place to live. The National Reentry Resource Center has a nationwide database of transitional housing, sober living homes and even affordable housing available to ex-prisoners. The agency also has lists of many other services.