Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This video by Voices of Hope Productions illustrates the difficulties many ex-prisoners encounter after paying their debt to society and release from prison. Incarcerating nonviolent drug offenders in New Jersey prisons to the tune of $39,000/inmate per year is not making our communities safer. The film also addresses several unfair and unjust practices that make it impossible for ex-prisoners to become productive citizens causing a revolving door of incarceration. We cannot simply continue to do nothing.

Watch the video and become informed on the simple math and compelling logic of proposed legislation that will cost virtually nothing, yet will create millions of dollars of savings to New Jersey taxpayers. Additionally, they will also provide equitable solutions to the recidivism problem in our state.

We need your help now to ensure that the prisoner reentry reform bills pass in this legislative session. After watching the film, please contact your Senators to support the following six bills, which will enhance our public safety and save our taxpayer dollars: S11, S12, S13, S502, S531, and S1347.

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after viewing the film as it would be greatly appreciated.