Social Reintegration/Reentry


The Clean Slate Initiative
Christi Smith & Jillian Snider

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, Albany Times Union
Clean slate bill will help economy and our communities
Jillian Snider & Christi Smith

As small businesses all over the United States struggle to find employees, many are going to great lengths to attract workers. Companies are offering higher salaries, retirement benefits and even…

Coalition supports bill reforming federal expungement
Anthony Lamorena

Dear Chairman Durbin and Ranking Member Grassley,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express support for S.2502, the Kenneth  P. Thompson Begin Again Act, a bill pending…

Letter: The CARES Act proves that home confinement can work
Jillian Snider

Dear President Biden:

Thank you for considering granting clemency to people who were sent to home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic pursuant to the CARES Act. People who have successfully…

How Atrocious Prisons Conditions Make Us All Less Safe
Emily Mooney

From Brennan Center for Justice:

In Florida, which is the nation’s third largest prison system, there are virtually no education programs for prisoners, even though research shows that those…

, The Education Trust
Satra Taylor, The Education Trust, Written Testimony on Implementing Pell Grant Eligibility for Students Who Are Incarcerated
Nila Bala

From The Education Trust:

A wide range of stakeholders – including education and criminal justice advocates, think tanks, business leaders, faith-based organizations, and state…

, The Gazette
Sen. Joni Ernst courts conservatives on justice reform
Anthony Lamorena

In addition to some of the usual progressive organizations, Ernst’s bipartisan bill is backed by a long list of right-wing advocacy groups and think tanks, including Americans for Tax Reform,…

, The CT Mirror
Clean slate promotes public safety, racial justice and economic growth
Corinne Day

From The CT Mirror:

A similar measure was recently introduced in New York, and campaigns have been launched in such politically diverse states as Delaware, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon,…

R Street applauds the reinstatement of Pell Grants for incarcerated students
William Gray

On Dec. 21, 2020, the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), was included in the annual omnibus spending bill. With the…

, Alan S. Inouye
How Libraries Enable Reentry Post-Incarceration and Tend to Public Health Needs
Emily Mooney

With COVID-19 impacting prison communities from Philadelphia to California, the Biden-Harris administration should focus on the reentry of just some of the two million people currently behind…

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