94% of all incarcerated people will return home to our communities one day. In addition to focusing on ending one-size-fits-all punishment structures and prison policies that focus on rehabilitation, FAMM supports legislation designed to ease access for formerly incarcerated individuals to employment, education, housing, and other necessary components to a successful reentry.
FAMM supports the Fair Chance Act, introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). The bill will help expand access to employment for formerly incarcerated applicants by prohibiting federal employers and contractors from inquiring about criminal history record until a conditional offer has been made.