Nearly 11.5 million people cycle in and out of prison and jail each year. Explore steps lawmakers, executive agencies and the business community are taking to overcome the barriers to employment offenders’ face, and to expand second-chance opportunities. 


  • J.J. Gentry, South Carolina General Assembly


  • Daryl Atkinson, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Jenny Kim, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Catherine E. Pugh, Maryland
  • Senator Craig Tieszen, South Dakota


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Second Chances: Public and Private Approaches to Offender Re-entry


NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit | Aug. 9, 2016