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

Think Progress
Mar 16, 2017

Less than 20 percent of Americans think jail should be punitive
Reno Gazette Journal
Mar 15, 2017

Nevada Democrats are trying to restore the voting rights of ex-felons
Pew Charitable Trusts
Mar 14, 2017

What Do States Owe People Who Are Wrongfully Convicted?

Resources on Reentry

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
PreTrial Justice Institute, University of Pretrial Library
Jan 24, 2017

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