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Criminal Justice Reform Needs Improvements

*originally published as a guest column in the Hattiesburg-American on July 9, 2014.

Response to criminal justice reform (HB 585) taking effect July 1: 393 more words


New York Govenor Pardons Thousands with Juvenile Convictions

Posted December 22, 2013 at 12:29p.m. by Dave Kladney

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he is issuing pardons to thousands of New Yorkers who have non-violent juvenile convictions and stayed out of trouble for 10 years.

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Reimagining Reentry: Letters from Inside

Happy Holidays, Friends of Root & Rebound!

As 2015 comes to a close, we are excited and proud to launch our end-of-year campaign, Reimagine Reentry… 239 more words

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights To 140,000 Ex-Offenders

By Dave Kladney*

Kentucky is one of three states in the country that imposes a lifetime ban on voting for former felons.

Yesterday, out going Governor Steven Beshear restored voting rights to 140,000 nonviolent former felons. 220 more words

More than Jail Time: Additional Penalties and Restrictions Resulting from a Criminal Tax Conviction

When an individual is convicted of a tax crime or any crime, there is more than just jail time to worry about. Whether facing trial or negotiating a plea agreement, attorneys and defendants should consider the additional penalties that may result from a conviction. 375 more words

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Unpaid court fines can result in suspended driver licenses and more. This Saturday, April 18th, the Indian River County Clerk’s Office is allowing people to save the 40% collection fee on outstanding court fees if you come in and pay. 6 more words

Criminal Law

Full Cost of Juvenile Incarceration

The Justice Policy Institute published Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration (December 2014), which “provides estimates of the overall costs resulting from the negative outcomes associated with incarceration” of juveniles.   100 more words