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Sources: CNS News

More than sixty organizations are actively pushing for April to be nationally recognized as “Second Chance Month” for former inmates.

Life after jail, says Eric Metaxas, author and co-host of “BreakPoint” radio, doesn’t erase a person’s criminal record.

“The punishment doesn’t end when people leave prison.”

Instead, in addition to readjusting to normal civilian life, finding a home, reconnecting with friends and families, finding stability and so on, former inmates are stripped of their ability to vote, volunteer, or even have a tough time finding jobs or pursuing higher education.

“Second Chance Month” is an effort “to remove unnecessary legal and societal barriers that prevent individuals with a criminal record from becoming productive members of society.”

Metaxas says lawmakers are looking into the cause and introducing the idea to make April the official “Second Chance Month.”

Read full story at: CNS News

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