Why Now

Critical Mass

100 Million adults have a record

1 in 2 children have a parent with a criminal

650,000 are released from prison annually

4.4 million are on probation or parole

840,000 are arrested every month

91% of employers check backgrounds

8 in 10 housing providers check backgrounds

60% of colleges check backgrounds

45,000 laws restrict occupational licenses

Schools and organizations check parent’s backgrounds

Current Events

2020 ushered in new focus on equality and fairness


“Americans from across the political spectrum can unite around prison reform legislation that will reduce crime while giving our fellow citizens a chance at redemption, so if something happens and they make a mistake, they get a second chance at life,”
President Donald Trump

“Criminal justice reform is an area ripe for genuine bipartisan cooperation”
President Bill Clinton

Since 2013, 42 states have adopted 155 reforms to the criminal justice system.

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