Social Reintegration/Reentry

Publications

, 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…

A Conservative Approach to Community Supervision in the Age of COVID-19
Casey Witte & Emily Mooney & Nila Bala

BACKGROUND
It is estimated that there are over six million Americans currently involved with our criminal justice system, 4.3 million of which are under some form of community supervision. More…

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…

, CAP
Virtual Panel: Second Chances in the Age of Coronavirus
Arthur Rizer

From CAP:

Opening remarks:
Rep. Jordan Harris, Minority Whip, Pennsylvania Assembly

Panelists:
Daryl Atkinson, co-director, Forward Justice
Sharon Dietrich, litigation director,…

, Insider Advantage
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…