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.

Recent news on Reentry

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Williams Institute
Oct 22, 2020

Over 6,000 people are civilly committed in the US
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PolitcoPro
Oct 21, 2020

Private prison company backs Pell Grants for inmates
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The Hill
Sep 22, 2020

Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote

Resources on Reentry

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The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law
Oct 22, 2020
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The Sentencing Project
Oct 14, 2020
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Prison Policy Initiative
Sep 3, 2020
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Collateral Consequences Resource Center
Aug 19, 2020
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The Sentencing Project
Jul 7, 2020
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Council on Criminal Justice
Jun 14, 2020

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