DOJ Pushes Effort to Aid Convicts in Reentering Society
Apr 26, 2016 10:08 AM EDT
Convicts can now look forward to the declared chance to re-enter society as the United States Department of Justice talks of the potential help that they can offer. Those that are to rectify their actions and present their selves to the community are viable to the first ever National Reentry Week.
According to My Central Oregon, the nation may have failed to provide those convicts that are being released from prison with opportunities that as Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated, becomes a waste of human capabilities. Moreover, the new measures that President Obama declared that convicts who exited the correctional society can now re-enter opportunities to correct themselves.
As per KITV, Lynch was quoted on her defense of the logic behind the program that the government looks to push on. He says, "Too often, Americans who have paid their debt to society leave prison only to find that they continue to be punished for past mistakes."
This resulted in the creation of the debuting National Reentry Week. Lynch and Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julian Castro announced that an additional $1.75 million in grants is assigned to help those below the age of 25 to clean their records, giving them a second chance at rectifying their lives.
It was noted by ABC News that those who hold a juvenile or criminal record immediately restricts the privilege of finding higher education, proper employment or even secure affordable housing, as the Justice Department says. An estimate of over 185,000 people within the ages 18 and 24 years old are imprisoned in state and federal institutions.
The Justice Department also launched a "Roadmap to Reentry" which Lynch defined as a major reform package with significant changes to how the Bureau of Prisons prepares inmates for release. This includes job trainings and refurbished education programs as they are still in prison.
Statistically, each year, there is an approximate of 600,000 citizens that aim to return to neighborhoods within the United States after serving time in prisons, as well as another 11.4 million people going around local jails.