WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following the Kentucky legislature’s passage on Wednesday of a bipartisan criminal justice package, Senate Bill 120 (S.B. 120):
“While S.B. 120 is not a perfect bill, it remains an important first step toward reducing overincarceration in Kentucky and enabling successful reentry for those who were formerly incarcerated. If enacted, it will also help reduce recidivism in Kentucky, save taxpayer money, enhance public safety and fairness, and better enable individuals who have served their time to reenter their communities as successful citizens. We urge Governor Bevin to sign this commonsense measure into law.”
The Leadership Conference’s letter on S.B. 120 is available here.
Wade Henderson is president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.