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Tuesday's World Events - May 13, 2008


1. What is the Second Chance Act of 2007?

2. Name some of the organizations that supported the Second Chance Act of 2007.

3. a) What statistics about prisoners were given in this article?
b) Which one surprised you most?  Explain your answer.

4. a) What is OAR?
b) How does OAR help people once they are released from prison?

5. a) How does the Second Chance program based in San Diego help ex-prisoners?
b) For what reason does Executive Director Scott Silverman say he hopes that California will receive a larger allotment of money from the Second Chance Act of 2007?

6. What safeguards does OAR's Gail Arnall say the federal government should have in place to ensure the bill's funds are actually used to help prisoners?

7. Recidivism, as used in paragraph 9 of this article, is defined as a relapse into criminal behavior.  Do you think the Second Chance Act of 2007 will significantly reduce the recidivism rate in the U.S.?  Explain your answer.