44,000 Indirect Consequences of a Criminal Conviction Make Successful Reintegration Challenging
Date:  06-30-2020

The ramifications of a conviction can be temporary or permanent
From The Crime Report:

At least 77 million U.S. adults have criminal records, including nearly seven million currently in prison or jail or on probation or parole.

Typically, more than 10,000 of the incarcerated leave prison and nearly 200,000 churn through jails every week. But because more than 64,000 inmates and workers have become infected with the coronavirus so far—killing hundreds—some incarcerated people are being released ahead of schedule from COVID-19 hotspots.

Kentucky, for example, has reduced its jail population by 32 percent since March, and the state’s prison population has decreased by 7 percent.

Like most formerly incarcerated people, those newly released from prison and jail are no doubt having a hard time reconnecting with loved ones and securing health care, housing and jobs. Continue reading >>>