Harlem-based National Action Network released the following statement applauding President Obama for his latest efforts in making re-entry easier for those who have been recently incarcerated and designating April 24-30, 2016, as National Re-entry Week.
“National Re-entry Week puts much-needed awareness on how removing barriers to successful reentry is an essential part of meaningful criminal justice reform,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network. “The Department of Justice’s work and that of the entire Obama Administration will help give individuals who have paid their debt to society a second chance and will ultimately make our criminal justice system fairer, more efficient and more effective at reducing recidivism and helping formerly incarcerated individuals contribute to their communities.”
National Action Network chapters across the country will continue to work to ensure that the re-entry process is fair and equitable.