WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging governors to make it easier for prisoners to obtain state-issued identification upon their release.READ MORE: Texas Education Agency Ban On School Mask Mandates Sparks Federal Investigation
The request is part of a broader plan being announced Monday to help smooth the path for state and federal prisoners who are preparing to re-enter society.
As part of the same initiative, Lynch has directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to prepare an individualized re-entry plan for every inmate. She also says the agency is reviewing its education and life skills programs to ensure that they’re meeting the needs of inmates.READ MORE: Men Who Fenced Stolen Diamonds From Texas Sentenced To 15+ Years
The plan is being announced in Philadelphia on Monday at the start of National Re-Entry Week.
The Justice Department says more than 600,000 people return to society each year after being released from state and federal prisons.MORE NEWS: New Texas Abortion Law Has Some Clinics In Nearby States Struggling To Keep Up With Demand
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