Update on the Second Chance Act

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  1. Thank you for reporting on the Second Chance Act of 2007. We are The Rehabilitated Project (“TRP”) http://www.rehabilitated.org have formed a coalition of supporters for this act and Congressman Charles Rangel’s Act (HR 623). Both of these acts are vitally important to all those concerned with restorative justice and assisting ex-offenders reintegrate. If you would like to become part of our coalition, please don’t hesitate to visit us at http://www.rehabilitated.org/contact.htm or call me at 949-493-6000. While Congressman Davis’ bill helps reintegrate through education and job training, Charles Rangel’s bill helps with expungement of criminal convictions so that the meaningful employment, professional licensure, education and housing can be obtained. BOTH of these bills deserve our support AND hard work. Come join our coalition and let’s get the work done. Thanks,

    Charles Benninghoff, Founder
    The Rehabilitated Project

    PS – to see just one reason why we need to pass Charlie’s bill, read the statistics about the death of the presidential pardon power (see http://www.rehabilitated.org/compassion). If President Bush pardoned people – so they could get jobs, education, housing and other opportunities all of the country enjoys – at the same rate as was done in the 1920’s, there would have been more than 10,000 pardons in the last 12 months. The actual number is about 15. In fact, Bush’s record is so bad the White House has refused to publish the actual figures.

  2. Thank you for reporting on the Second Chance Act of 2007. We are The Rehabilitated Project (“TRP”) http://www.rehabilitated.org have formed a coalition of supporters for this act and Congressman Charles Rangel’s Act (HR 623). Both of these acts are vitally important to all those concerned with restorative justice and assisting ex-offenders reintegrate. If you would like to become part of our coalition, please don’t hesitate to visit us at http://www.rehabilitated.org/contact.htm or call me at 949-493-6000. While Congressman Davis’ bill helps reintegrate through education and job training, Charles Rangel’s bill helps with expungement of criminal convictions so that the meaningful employment, professional licensure, education and housing can be obtained. BOTH of these bills deserve our support AND hard work. Come join our coalition and let’s get the work done. Thanks,

    Charles Benninghoff, Founder
    The Rehabilitated Project

    PS – to see just one reason why we need to pass Charlie’s bill, read the statistics about the death of the presidential pardon power (see http://www.rehabilitated.org/compassion). If President Bush pardoned people – so they could get jobs, education, housing and other opportunities all of the country enjoys – at the same rate as was done in the 1920’s, there would have been more than 10,000 pardons in the last 12 months. The actual number is about 15. In fact, Bush’s record is so bad the White House has refused to publish the actual figures.