• Nazish Dholakia, Vera Institute of Justice

    (September 7, 2022)
    According to this article by the Vera Institute of Justice, a conviction not only makes it harder for someone to find a job, but it also means that when they do, the work is more likely to be temporary, part-time, and low paying. Their conviction, even for a minor offense, ...
  • Los Angeles Times

    (October 5, 2021)
    According to this Los Angeles Times article, all across the country, as the economy surges and employers struggle to find enough workers, individuals with felony and other criminal records are finding a sliver of a silver lining in the dark cloud of the pandemic. Journalist Don Lee reports that, in the ...
  • Brennan Center for Justice

    (June 21, 2021)
    A new analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice discusses the roughly 600,000 people leaving prisons every year "hoping that their punishment has ended, only to encounter a combination of laws, rules, and biases forming barriers that block them from jobs, housing, and fundamental participation in our political, economic, and cultural life." ...