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.
FAMM supports the Fair Chance Act (H.R. 1076/S. 387). The Fair Chance Act is not yet law. The bill has passed through committee in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and must now pass the floors of both chambers before it can be signed into law by the President.