Ex-offenders face tens of thousands of legal restrictions, bias and limits on their rights

People with criminal records face a multitude of barriers after incarceration. This article explains what collateral consequences are, discusses their reach, and presents an online searchable database that identifies and categorizes the statutes and regulations that impose collateral consequences in all 50 states, the federal system, and the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. This resource can be found at https://niccc.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/


Laird, Lorelei. (2013). Ex-offenders face tens of thousands of legal restrictions, bias and limits on their rights. American Bar Association Journal. https://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/ex-offenders_face_tens_of_thousands_of_legal_restrictions

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