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 reintegrateContinue reading “850+”

Catch 22: COVID-19 & immediate release of returning citizens

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 conditionsContinue reading “Catch 22: COVID-19 & immediate release of returning citizens”

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