A bipartisan, bicameral effort is underway to reauthorize legislation to reduce crime by helping people released from prison re-enter society and the work force.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, recently introduced the Recidivism Reduction & Public Safety Act of 2013 on the Senate floor and before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, of Vermont. A companion bill has been introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, of Wisconsin, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, of Illinois.
For more information, see the Saturday, Nov. 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.