Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

prisoners, prisons

Abstract

This essay addresses the continued and dramatic increase in the numbers of individuals released from correctional institutions and returning to communities across the United States. It provides a brief history of the collateral consequences of criminal convictions, and the ways in which these consequences impede productive reentry. It then highlights national and state efforts to address to persistent reentry obstacles and to better understand the range and scope of collateral consequences. It concludes by offering suggestions for reform.

Journal

100 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 1213 (2010).

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice

Recommended Citation

100 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 1213 (2010).