Senate Panel Votes to Cut Funds For Second Chance Inmate Re-Entry

The Senate subcommittee overseeing the U.S. Justice Department’s budget yesterday voted to eliminate funding for the federal Second Chance Act, which helps inmate re-entry programs nationwide. The program got $100 million in fiscal year 2010, but that was reduced to $83 million this year. The House appropriations committee recently approved $70 million for Second Chance.
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