(Washington, D.C.) –The president hosted a White House roundtable meeting on prison reform today, inviting policy and community experts to discuss criminal justice reform. The goal of the session – sponsored by the Office of American Innovation – is to discuss ways to equip former offenders who have paid their debts to society with the skills and opportunities needed to provide a second chance to become productive, law-abiding citizens.
Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“Throughout the country, Hispanics understand the complex impact that our criminal justice system has on our communities, and know that the time has come for reforms to restore victims, uphold equal justice under law, and keep us safe. American families suffer when lives are wasted, and policymakers should look to reforms that help afford a second chance to all who are making a genuine attempt to honestly build better lives. It’s encouraging that the White House is taking up this important issue.”