Collateral Consequences in the News

August 17, 2021

Paying the Price, for a Lifetime? Collateral Sanctions Create Roadblocks for Formerly Convicted Ohioans

But for many, he says, collateral sanctions—penalties that affect jobs, housing and even the ability to volunteer—increase the likelihood of reoffending because individuals need to survive.

“They will tell me, I know how to make some money, so I’ll just go back to doing what I do,” Clark said.

August 23, 2021

Expungement Crisis: The Long Wait to Restore ‘Ruined Lives’

“I stand before you an exonerated man who still feels the effect and the stain of a record,” said Burner, who was speaking in support of two companion acts proposed by the D.C. Council: Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021 and the Criminal Record Expungement Act of 2021.

“I found that even though I was released, ultimately my liberties were still being restricted.”