Jon Kelly is walking on eggshells. “What’s the point of freeing men and women if we restrict them so much that they can’t be productive?”
By his early 20s, Stanley Andrisse had a lengthy criminal history. The prosecutor said he would never make anything of his life. Stanley had other plans.
So, you’re excited for that new job. You’ve got the qualifications. It’s all coming together—until one thing makes the opportunity fall apart.
Parole and credit policies can ensure proportional punishment is served while also offering an active and intentional pathway to redemption.
It’s election year, but not all Americans are eligible to vote. Felony disenfranchisement continues to create second-class citizens out of returning neighbors struggling to rebuild their lives after paying their debt to society.