Second Chance Alliance

Rev. William J. Barber II and Dennis Gaddy

Criminal justice reformers lobby for ‘second chances’ for formerly incarcerated people

BY: - May 3, 2023

Ten years ago, Dennis Gaddy stood beside the Rev. William J. Barber II at the state Legislative Building to protest a conservative General Assembly’s agenda that they believed threatened voting rights and funding for education and social services. On Tuesday, the men once again stood beside one another outside the Legislative Building and urged the […]

Tens of thousands of North Carolinians on parole can now vote

BY: - July 27, 2022

More than 55,000 North Carolina citizens with felony convictions who are on probation, parole or some other form of state supervision can now register to vote and will be able to cast a ballot in this year’s November elections. The end of felony disenfranchisement for these groups follows a three-year legal battle that culminated in […]

Advocates for the formerly incarcerated tout reform agenda to state lawmakers

BY: - May 18, 2021

The North Carolina Second Chance Alliance, a criminal justice reform group, held a virtual day of advocacy on Tuesday, with attendees proposing a ten point policy agenda aimed at improving conditions for recently-incarcerated people. Organizers screened a video with testimonies from members describing their experiences with reentry post-incarceration. Speakers discussed difficulty finding employment, being denied […]