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  • Nikki Elliott said:

    I live in Florida, and the unemployment rate as well as the recidivism rate is so high for ex-offenders. The legislators know what it will take to make for a safer and more productive society, but they will not execute the correct and successful plan to prevail over high recidivism rates until the people (society) insist that they do. We have to push the “people”, convince the “people” as to how their society can be safer and more productive if the “people” push the legislators and government dto do so.

    I mean how do we allow the lawmakers to allocate all that wasteful and much-needed money towards building more prisons and legal barriers for ex-offenders to succeed, when we know that only half that money, that we taxpayers spend as well, would be needed on more re-entry programs?

    We must find a way to educate and convince the “people” as to how important and necessary it is for the legislators to implement more laws and allocate more money towards the successful re-entry of these ex-offenders. We must convince the people that society is much more in danger with these ex-offenders living out here and having no means to become self-sufficient. We must convince the “people” that the recivisim will become lower and the safety and productivity of society will be higher if we allow ex-offenders housing, employment, and education.

    Once we convince the “people” of this, we can then gather with these people and march to the legislators and tell them how angry we are that they are allowing us to live in danger by not assisting ex-offenders to successfully re-enter society and insist that they immediately implement and execute smart on crime policies; not just tough on crime stupidity.

    Thank you,

    Nikki Elliott

    I would also like to reach Mr. McKinney the advocacy advocate.

  • Debbie said:

    My son’s sold drug’s. That I admit. But they used a lot of the money giving it away to homeless people.And some of the kid’s in the neighborhood. Who’s famil’s were on fixed income’s. When they got caugh one had $34.00. The other one only had $297.00. So don’t say people feared for thir live’s. The whole neighborhood loved my son’s. They knew if they needed a few dollor’s all they had to do was ask. Even if it was for a beer. Most of these guy’s drove fancy car’s and owned thier own home’s. My oldest son drove a old dodge truck and the other son didn’t even have a car.They both worked while they did the other thing. They didn’t do drug’s. They drank once in a while. But other than that they are fine young men. They just made a bad choice. So don’t say they don’t derserve another chance. You don’t know these men. So don’t judge then unless you know them.Most of these guy’s work harder in one week than half of society does in a year. A few were boor with silver spoons in thier mouth’s other’s weren’t so lucky. All they had wasLove.So don’t be so quick to judge!!!!!!!!! Debbie

  • Debbie said:

    I ment born. Sorry

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