It’s something that gets swept under the rug quite a bit. In fact, before I myself got locked up I never thought I really cared about prisoners and inmates. Inmates, prisoners, and convicts deserved what they got. They deserved to be in prison.
Now I’m not going to get on a high horse and proclaim my innocence because I’m not innocent. I’m guilty and I deserved the sentence I received. Of course about 85% of the guys it was locked up with were “innocent” but that’s a different story.
The were many nights in federal prison where we would yell and scream that Congress wasn’t doing enough. But I’ll be the first one to tell you when I say at a dinner event with Mike Rogers, Richard Shelby or any of the Whatleys the last thing on my mind was prison reform and the inmates inside.
It’s personal for me now. I’ve seen how it is and Razorwire is our effort to try and change things. Help people like me start legitimate businesses and it’s been done before.
70 million is not a made up number. That’s how many convicted Felons there are in the United States of America. That’s 25% of the population. There’s not just a possibility, its a fact you know a felon.
Reducing the number of felons starts with reducing the number of re-offenders, and reducing recidivism. The First Step Act of 2018 is the first step in that direction.
Fully implemented just two weeks ago on January 15, 2022 The First Step Act is the first quantifiable piece of legislation to tackle reducing recidivism in our already crowded federal prisons.
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