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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

A Second Chance: Charting a New Course for Re-Entry and Criminal Justice Reform

October 2013

“A Second Chance” examines the impact of four barriers that make re-entry more difficult and recidivism more likely—predatory prison phone rates; inadequate access to education; restrictions on employment; and restrictions on voting. The report discusses the consequences of these practices and makes a series of policy recommendations regarding their reform. 

Full Report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michelle Alexander

Chapter I: Introduction

Chapter II: The Problem of Mass Incarceration

Chapter III: Navigating Life after Re-Entry

Chapter IV: The Dirty Little Secret of Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates

Chapter V: Education Works, So Why Isn’t There More of It?

Chapter VI: Out of Prison, Out of Work

Chapter VII: When Millions of Americans Aren’t Allowed to Vote, It’s Bad for the Citizen and Bad for the Community

Conclusion and Recommendations

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