The Second Chance Act would authorize $55 million in block grants to assist states in successful offender re-socialization, transition and return to civil society.
“Under the Second Chance Act, Oklahoma is uniquely positioned to begin addressing the problem of a perpetually over-crowded and economically unsustainable prison population,” said Johnson, D-Oklahoma City.
· Legislative creation of a professional parole board,
· Revision and updating of policies requiring mandatory parole supervision,
· Empowerment and funding of faith and community based service organizations,
· Requirement of parole planning, involving families and communities, upon an offenders entry into the Department of Corrections,
· Development of mechanisms to allow community input and consensus prior to an offender’s return.