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House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearings On Prisoner Reentry May 1, 2009

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During the week of March 9, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science held seven hearings focusing on prisoner reentry issues that reflect Capitol Hill’s high level of interest in safe and successful reintegration. Congressman Allan Mollohan (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, conducted the hearings with ranking member Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA).

"It is becoming more and more apparent that effective reentry programs are the key to reducing recidivism and the strains on our communities and prison resources associated with recidivism," said Chairman Allan Mollohan. Mollohan added that the Second Chance Act was a good starting point for dealing with substance abuse issues in prisons.

"Over the last two months, the Commerce, Justice, and Science subcommittee has held some of the best hearings on corrections reform and prisoner reentry that I have participated in during my time in Congress. We have heard from a number of witnesses about innovative state and local programs, including the Pew-CSG Justice Center effort, and I firmly believe we must focuses on sharing and replicating best practices nationally," said Congressman Wolf.

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