Friday, November 18, 2011

AG Eric Holder's Letter to State AGs about Collateral Consequences and Reentry

Public Safety requires us to carefully tailor laws and policies to genuine risks while reducing or eliminating those that impede successful reentry without community benefit.  In evaluating the efficacy of your state's collateral consequences, you have the opportunity to ease the burden on families and communities in your state by ensuring that people who have paid their debt to society are able to live and work productively.   This is why I hope that you will agree to review these law and policies in your state.