Better Way Foundation

Community Conversation

If you, your family or your neighbor has been affected by Governor Rellís Parole Ban, or Department of Correction false attempts to reintegrate previously incarcerated individuals, you can share your opinions with DOC Commissioner Theresa C. Lantz

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 6 PM to 8 PM
United Methodist Church

Corner of Farmington Ave. / S. Whitney St. in Hartford
Moved from West End Community Center due to overwhelming response

Free food!
Childcare will be provided!

To download a flyer, click => here

For more information contact:
David Samuels (860) 570-0782 or
LaResse (860) 270-9585 or

(Ask about upcoming CSC events in your area!)

CSC is an advocacy group for individuals reentering mainstream society. All are welcome to join.


On Friday, September 21, 2007 Governor M. Jodi Rell announced her decision to ban parole for all individuals convicted of violent offenses, pending a review of the probation and parole process. Like all other CT residents, members of A Better Way Foundationís Clean Slate Committee were outraged by the home invasion murders that occurred in Cheshire. CSC shares Governor Rellís concern about the public safety of CT residents.

The position of CSC is that the rehabilitation of inmates through education, vocational training and mandatory counseling, in addition to fair employment and housing opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals, is a piece of the public safety solution currently being ignored by Governor Rell and the Judiciary Committee. CSC believes that punishing all eligible parolees because of the actions of a few is compounding an already serious problem. If you disagree with Governor Rellís parole ban, CSC requests that you contact her office and politely express your view.

The Governorís office can be reached at (860) 566-4840, toll free: 1-800-406-1527, TDD (860) 524-7397 or Please let CSC know that you have contacted Governor Rell. Call (860) 673-1597 or email after you have contacted the Governorís office. For more information on the Clean Slate Committee, contact David Samuels at (860) 570-0782 or Check out A Better Way Foundationís website,