Criminal Histories and the “Right to Move On”

 

Change is in the air.  As movements like “ban the box” gain momentum in many states, more and more people are starting to question whether our digital information architecture is preventing people with criminal histories from moving forward meaningfully with their lives or whether criminal histories are creating a permanent underclass in this country.  The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorney recently published a Collateral Damage report (available here). Are we seeing a sea change for the “right to move on” and if so, what steps should courts be taking?

 

 

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American Criminal Record Exceptionalism Collateral Damage FINAL Report copy EXPUNGING AMERICAS RAP SHEET IN THE INFORMATION AGE The Collateral Victims of Criminal Justice – The New York Times

EXPUNGING AMERICAS RAP SHEET IN THE INFORMATION AGE

Collateral Damage FINAL Report copy

American Criminal Record Exceptionalism