Importance of second chances in our justice system
Convicted offender gets another chance. Person lost in Immigration Court and BIA case went up to the Circuit Court of Appeal. Most trusted cons serve their sentences under “community supervision” at home instead of in prison. A second chance does not negate the severity of an offense. Rather, it affirms a person’s value as more than the sum of their choices. Our criminal justice system should promote both accountability and redemption, which necessitates second chances for individuals with a criminal record. Today, these individuals face significant societal and legal barriers to becoming productive members of our communities. By ensuring individuals with a criminal record have the opportunity for a true second chance, we can improve public safety, strengthen families, and grow our economy.