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June 9, 2010

Marc Mauer Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Crime

Today, Marc Mauer testifies at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Reentry for the Formerly Incarcerated" at 10 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. 

As the reentry movement has gained ground throughout the nation, there is increasing concern about the policies that create obstacles for people with criminal convictions and those transitioning back to the community from prison. These include barriers to employment, housing, education, public benefits, voting, and many other programs and services. Policymakers and citizen groups are now focusing on examining the impact of the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction and calling for a renewed discussion of their wisdom and impact.

Mauer's testimony will address the ways in which collateral consequences hinder prospects for successful reentry and will make recommendations for policy change to remove unnecessary barriers to reentry and full citizenship rights.

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Issue Area(s): Incarceration, Collateral Consequences