The American Bar Association defines “collateral sanctions” as: “a legal penalty, disability or disadvantage, however denominated, that is imposed on a person automatically upon that person’s conviction for a felony, misdemeanor or other offense, even if it is not included in the sentence.” 850+.This number marks the estimated laws that impact ones ability to reintegrate … Continue reading 850+
he world is in a current health crisis due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus (better known as the Coronavirus). There has been a massive shut down of different businesses, except for those employed in industries considered “essential”. This epidemic has negatively impacted many people across the world. There are some who have been … Continue reading Incarceration & Our Current Health Crisis
Throughout the country, there has been discussion, attempts, and the actual release of people from prisons and jails. The influence of the current COVID-19 health crisis has on the conditions, treatment, and medical care of inmates has been eye-opening at best and disheartening at worst. As necessary as it is to consider the overall conditions … Continue reading Catch 22: COVID-19 & immediate release of returning citizens
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