Urgent: Save 3,000 from Unjust Incarceration
Tell President Biden to commit to vetoing S.J. Res 47!
An unconscionable injustice is about to occur and we must act now to stop it! Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is leading a group of Senators in an effort to send 3,000 people, currently on home confinement, back to federal prison. Sen. Blackburn’s resolution — S.J. Res 47— will shatter lives by rolling back the CARES Act Home Confinement Program.
This wildly successful program has allowed over 13,000 individuals to transition from federal prison to home confinement, easing the strain on our already overcrowded and understaffed prisons and reducing costs by more than 45%. This resolution isn’t just cruel, it's unnecessary. In fact, those released on the CARES Act went on to commit another crime at a rate of 0.2% (compared to the federal prison’s normal recidivism rate of 43%).
If S.J. Res 47 passes, it will instantly dislodge the lives of these individuals — people who've thrived and succeeded at reentering society.
The CARES Act Home Confinement Program is a testament to what meaningful reform can achieve — lower costs for taxpayers, safer communities, and a chance for individuals to rebuild their lives. Time is of the essence! Make sure your voice is heard! Sign this petition now and tell President Biden to commit to vetoing S.J. Res 47 and preserve the successful CARES Act Home Confinement Program. Act now, spread the word, and let's protect 3,000 lives from being unjustly uprooted!