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Legal Action Center: After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry - A Report on State Legal Barriers Facing People with Criminal Records

  • Organization: Legal Action Center
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004
  • Submitted: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
  • Attachment(s): PDF
After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry is the first-ever comprehensive study of the legal barriers in all 50 states that people with criminal records must overcome in order to lead productive, law-abiding lives and successfully rejoin society. The report documents state laws and policies that prevent qualified individuals with arrest and conviction records from obtaining employment, housing, food stamps & public assistance, and drivers' licenses, and from voting and becoming adoptive and foster parents; grades states on whether their laws and policies help or hinder the ability of people with criminal records to reenter society successfully; and provides policy recommendations.

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