Social Reintegration/Reentry


R Street Supports North Carolina’s Passage of the Second Chance Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2020) – The R Street Institute applauds the signing of the Second Chance Act into law today. The bill will expand eligibility for expungement and automate the clearance of…

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When Lawmakers Return, Some Promising Bills Await Them
Marc Hyden

“I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious,” The Office’s Michael Scott once said. While the statement was intended to be comical, I sometimes sympathize with it. Indeed, when…

The Case for Clean Slate in North Carolina
Nila Bala

Ultimately, more North Carolinians can be served through automating the clearance of certain conviction records, as well as by expanding eligibility.
Press release: Why North Carolina Should Take Up…

Why North Carolina Should Take Up Clean Slate Legislation
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 16, 2020)—When legislators return on April 28, they will be in the so-called “short” session held in even-numbered years. During this session, legislators are poised to…

Community Supervision Reform
Nila Bala

As the consequences of mass incarceration became evident in the 1980s, reformers looked to probation as an alternative to incarceration. Community supervision seemed to present a low-cost method to…

The Case for a Clean Slate Bill in Connecticut
Nila Bala

In the coming legislative session, Connecticut has an opportunity to significantly change the barriers justice-involved individuals face with the passage of a ‘clean slate’ bill.
Press release:…

Wipe the Slate Clean in Connecticut
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2020) – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont introduced a clean slate bill on Wednesday as part of his State of the State address.

In a new policy short, R Street Associate…

House Bill No. 2793, “AN ACT Relating to vacating criminal records.”
Arthur Rizer

Testimony from:
Arthur Rizer, Director of Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
House Bill No. 2793, “AN ACT Relating to vacating criminal records.”
February 3, 2020

Editorial Roundup: Florida: Voting Rights
Arthur Rizer

From WFTV9:

Two prominent libertarian groups have filed briefs in the federal case, arguing that SB 7066 is fundamentally unfair. The state law “violates the bedrock guarantee that every citizen…

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Libertarian think tanks on Amendment 4
Arthur Rizer

From Florida Politics:

The Cato Institute and R Street Institute — a pair of libertarian think tanks — filed briefs urging the court to rebuff Republican efforts to block full implementation…