More than six million citizens will be handcuffed from casting a vote this November.
The United States has no national standard for how juvenile records are dealt with, and no states earned a five-star rating from the Juvenile Law Center, a national public interest law firm that ensures child welfare.
The Education Department wants colleges to "ban the box."
Lynch talked emotionally about the barriers to reentry for released prisoners. She said, "Too often, Americans who have paid
Currently, criminal justice policy makers and thought leaders are examining the racial disparities in both our criminal justice
When our sentences end, people with criminal records are expected to return home and begin to support our families and selves. When I got out of jail, I started the hard work of rebuilding. I applied to over 60 jobs, but nobody would hire me. Broadly excluding workers with criminal records makes no sense.
One in three Americans -- as many as 100 million adults -- has a criminal record. Because a criminal history record creates barriers to housing, education and employment, it can often stand between another chance and another visit to prison.
As Congress and the nation are increasingly focused on the need for systemic reform, the Coalition and its partners, on both sides of the political spectrum, believe we are on the cusp of meaningful change, through fair sentencing and fair chances.
The past month has been a struggle of moving from couch to couch, scrounging some cash for a suit and tie, and applying for
But advocates say such incidents are an exception and most people who have run-ins with the criminal justice system don't go to college to commit crime. Elected officials are starting to pay attention to that argument.