Laws, Licenses and the Offender's Right to Work: A Study of State Laws Restricting the Occupational

Occupational licensing reform to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records has been taking place for decades. This 1973 report from the National Clearinghouse of Offender Employment Restrictions details the different steps the federal government took to encourage and support states to remove occupational licensing barriers for people with criminal records.


Hunt, J. W., Bowers, J., & Miller, N. (1973). Laws, Licenses and the Offender’s Right to Work: A Study of State Laws Restricting the Occupational Licensing of Former Offenders. National Clearinghouse on Offender Employment Restrictions for the ABA Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services and Criminal Law Section,1974.