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Rights of incarcerated individuals

  • Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview

    The Constitution protects inmates in jails and prisons, and this paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean i
  • Jails and the Constitution: An Overview

    This publication "reviews the history of correctional law and summarizes the results and effects of major court decisions" (p. 4).
  • Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services

    "[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3).
  • Ban the Box: Major U.S. Cities and Counties Adopt Fair Hiring Policies to Remove Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records

    'At the same time that the numbers of workers with criminal records have risen, the background check industry has expanded and overall, more employ
  • Criminal Records in the Digital Age: A Review of Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform in Texas

    “It is time to broaden the reentry discussion and take a comprehensive look at how criminal records are accessed, disseminated, and utilized in thi
  • Statewide Ban the Box: Reducing Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records

    This is a great update on what is happening in the United States regarding Ban the Box initiatives.
  • Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring

    “Hiring new employees is a critically important function in any business, government agency, or non-profit organization.
  • National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

    “Persons convicted of crime are subject to a wide variety of legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions in addition to the sentence imposed by
  • Criminal Records, Race and Redemption

    “Poor individuals of color disproportionately carry the weight of a criminal record.
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