The Brennan Center advocates a new $1 billion federal funding program — the Public Safety and Prison Reduction Act — to fund states to reduce incarceration while promoting fair criminal justice policies that preserve public safety. Policies should also consider the safe reentry of people being released from jails — 500,000 yearly.
The current web of laws and policies for people with criminal records. We hear about voting restrictions, but others restrict jobs — e.g., can’t resume a nursing or teaching career. Read more>>>