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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting: September 2017

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting September 6-7, 2017.

Rights of Rastafarian Employees and Inmates

This article covers legal issues related to Rastafarian correctional staff and inmates and provides suggestions for addressing these challenges.

The Effect of Collateral Consequence Laws on State Rates of Returns to Prison

This dissertation covers what is known empirically about how certain laws negatively influence the ability of ex-offenders to reenter the community.

Statewide Ban the Box: Reducing Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records

This brief update what is happening in the United States regarding Ban the Box initiatives.

Criminal Stigma, Race, Gender, and Employment: An Expanded Assessment of the Consequences of Imprisonment for Employment

This report examines how criminal records, race, and gender impact chances for employment by justice-involved females.

Civil Liability for the Use of Neck Restraints

This two-part article looks at the liability issues related to neck restraint use. 

National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

The website allows individuals to determine which collateral consequences are triggered by particular categories of offenses.

Criminal Records, Race and Redemption

This article proposes a redemption-focused approach to criminal records.

Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring

These Standards will help employers to find those applicants who will contribute most to the productivity of the organization.

Legal Issues in Jails, 2014

Legal issues that impact jails are covered.

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