Clean Slate: Old Arrest Records Hurt Public Safety and Economic Stability
Logan Seacrest

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s an unavoidable part of life. Most people can move on and learn from their indiscretions. But imagine being unable to get a job, rent an apartment or get an…

, Senator Ron Wyden
Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fix American Opportunity Tax Credit Inequity
Anthony Lamorena

From Senator Ron Wyden:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today joined Senate colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation that would address systematic…

, Fox News
Crime surged, prison populations plunged: Inmates granted early release, courts faced backlog in 2020
Jillian Snider

From Fox News:

Fox News Digital spoke with retired NYPD officer and current John Jay adjunct lecturer Jillian Snider, who said many of the incarcerated individuals released due to COVID-19 in 2020…

, Associated Press
Walker’s chicken firm tied to benefits from unpaid labor
Jillian Snider

From The Associated Press:

…many criminal justice experts are critical of such programs.

“Drug courts are typically a pretrial diversion program,” said Jillian Snider, a former New York…

House Judiciary Committee advances Reps. Blunt Rochester, Reschenthaler Criminal Justice Reform Bill
Jillian Snider

From Rep. Blunt Rochester:

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 2864, the Clean Slate Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and…

, Congressional Record
H. Rept. 117-465 – Pregnant Women in Custody Act
Anthony Lamorena

From Congressional Record:

The “Pregnant Women in Custody Act of 2022” makes changes to federal law to protect the health and safety of pregnant women in BOP custody. It also requires data…

Collateral Consequences of Conviction: Barriers to Employment – BJCL
Jonathan Haggerty

From Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law:

Barriers to Professional Licensure

Additional difficulties exist if a formerly incarcerated individual desires to go into a field that requires…

, Congressman David Trone
Trone, Bice Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Study Effects and Impacts of Solitary Confinement
Anthony Lamorena

From Congressman David Trone:

Today, Congressman David Trone (D-MD) and Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (R-OK) introduced the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act, which would create a…

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Rise in Crime: Spotlight on Allegheny County, Pa. 
Lisel Petis

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the subject. Scroll to the end to see the most recent posts in the series.

The nation has been captivated by reports of rising crime and…

, Albany Times Union
“Clean slate” legislation isn’t soft on crime
Sarah Wall

Reforming the criminal justice system is almost always fraught, but it’s especially so in an election year – and especially when crime rates are also on the rise. In New York, this perfect storm…

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