New Bill Would Improve Access to Crucial Documents for the Formerly Incarcerated

Maria Perez
Apr 16, 2019 - 5:00

A bicameral bill introduced by Senator Cory Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Representative Elijah E. Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, would help formerly incarcerated people obtain federal documentation once they are released from prison. More than 600,000 people are released from prison annually, and many face obstacles reintegrating into society. The New Pathways Act will provide specific guidelines for the Bureau of Prisons to help incarcerated people obtain...

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One Reply to “New Bill Would Improve Access to Crucial Documents for the Formerly Incarcerated”

  1. I have recently assisted a young man(ex-Felon) in Florida through the process of getting his right
    back to vote. He was so excited of getting his voter registration card in the mail, however, he still feels less than, because he does not know, other than voting if he will be able to:
    1. Apply for a Job as a security guard or police officer(His real dream)
    He works as a karate instructor encouraging the youths in an underserved community in Miami-Dade.
    2. Qualify for loans or grants to go back to school
    3. Qualify to buy a home one day
    So many questions yet to be answered in communities where “you don’t know, what you don’t know”. There is still such a lack of knowledge among young black youths that it saddens me to know that we are still behind the eight-ball in this 21st century.
    It is a struggle……but, the struggle goes on.

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