Second Chance Alliance Quarterly Newsletter

Second Chance Alliance Quarterly Newsletter

The Second Chance Act, SB 562, is now on Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk, to either approve or veto.

It contains numerous changes related to helping people expunge their criminal records — both for people who had charges against them dropped or, in some cases, for people who were convicted for nonviolent crimes but have since gone for years without getting in trouble again.

Second Chance Alliance Quarterly Newsletter

Group Fights for Second Chance at Voting Rights

The Second Chance Act, SB 562, is now on Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk, to either approve or veto.

It contains numerous changes related to helping people expunge their criminal records — both for people who had charges against them dropped or, in some cases, for people who were convicted for nonviolent crimes but have since gone for years without getting in trouble again.

Second Chance Alliance Quarterly Newsletter

Speaking from ‘the other side:’ Community leaders discuss second chances

Rod Williams spoke from the heart. He also spoke from experience. Williams, on Saturday morning, shared his story of life after incarceration with community leaders who showed up at the Harnett County Public Library to hear more about N.C. Second Chance Alliance, an organization created to help people just like him.

Second Chance Alliance Quarterly Newsletter

Suit on ex-offender voting filed in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina law that prohibits convicted felons from voting until their full sentence is completed — not just their prison time — is being challenged in court with arguments that were successfully used in recent election-related litigation.

Second Chance Alliance Quarterly Newsletter

FLORIDA: Judge Temporarily Blocks Law Limiting Voting Rights

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against SB 7066, a new state law that requires the payment of all court-ordered restitution, fines and fees before people with felony convictions are allowed to vote. Civil rights lawyers filed suit against the state on...