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Problems Poor Face Lead to More Problems .. and Then More

A thoughtful op-ed in the Washington Post asks whether the District’s budget will recognize the struggles of low-income residents. They’re hardly unique to poor and near-poor people in D.C. 757 more words


Certificates of Rehabilitation

By Lizzy Gilbert. 

Have you heard this statistic yet? One out of every three Americans has a criminal record.[1] As the Center for American Progress brilliantly noted in a 2014 report: 1,406 more words

DC and States With "Ban the Box" Laws Ban People With Criminal Records From Work

We’re familiar by now with ways employers screen out job applicants with criminal records. Seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted “ban the box” laws to give these applicants a fair shot at gainful, legal work. 885 more words

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Unforeseen Consequences

Criminal convictions have intended consequences. They carry punishments that include life and liberty. Convictions can cause someone to be jailed for a period of time. They can cause payment of fines and participation in rehabilitative programs. 621 more words


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