Approximately 700,000 people are released from state and federal prisons and jails every year. Barriers to their reentry into society, known as the collateral consequences of a conviction, extend punishment far beyond the penal system. Despite having paid their debt to society, people with criminal convictions face punitive policies and regulations that restrict critical access to housing, employment, public benefits, education, and political participation.

Video excerpt: White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett says the deck is stacked against people seeing successful reentry.


Recent news on Reentry

US news | The Guardian
Apr 25, 2017

Wealthy murder suspect freed on bail as man accused of welfare fraud stuck in jail
USA Today
Apr 21, 2017

The price of justice doesn’t cover the bills
The Washington Post
Apr 12, 2017

How Jeff Sessions can offer justice to the wrongfully convicted

Resources on Reentry

Brave New Films
Apr 21, 2017
The Texas Public Policy Foundation
Apr 17, 2017
MacArthur, RTI, Zogby, Safety and Justice Challeng
Mar 16, 2017
Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration
Feb 13, 2017
Briefing sheet
NAACP, Washington, D.C
Feb 8, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

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