On Tuesday, May 19
the Joint Finance Committee will be making decisions regarding the
Corrections Budget. Please make a quick phone call to your State
Senator and State Assembly Representative today!
Your message is simple:
1) "Please encourage Joint Finance Committee
members to support the Second Chance proposal to return 17 year olds to
the Juvenile System;
2) Please encourage Joint Finance Committee
Members to reduce Corrections spending on elderly prisoners, people who
are being sent back to prison without having committed a new crime, and
others who don't need to be in prison so that money can be freed for
treatment alternatives and diversions in the Department of Justice
portion of the state budget.
3) There are common sense ways to reduce our
prison population while making our state safer. Don't wait two more
years to put them in the budget!"
To find your legislators' contact information, click here.
Your call, and calls your friends make, can make a difference!