America’s hoteliers applaud passage of first step act


ATLANTA, Ga, Dec. 20 – AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers issued the following
statement regarding passage of the First Step Act of 2018, legislation that would initiate
significant reforms to the federal criminal justice system:

“America’s hoteliers applaud the passage of the First Step Act. This bipartisan legislation can
serve as a model for reforming America’s criminal justice system. The provisions that encourage
job training and recidivism reduction programs are key to helping returned citizens gain the
footing they need to become contributing members of society. A good, stable job is incredibly
important, for it can provide security, direction, and a sense of purpose. Helping inmates develop
the skills to land jobs and, potentially, careers upon their release is key to reducing recidivism.
AAHOA looks forward to President Trump signing the First Step Act into law.”


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