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    Inmate Education Programs: Legislative Update

    Photo credit: iStock.com/tapui Several state legislatures continue to consider inmate education programs, which offer people experiencing incarceration opportunities to get [...]

  • “Ban the Box” Legislation

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by geralt from Pixabay Discrimination against employees and job applicants based on their [...]

  • Michigan Criminal Justice Reform

    Digital Illustration by Alana Burman Earlier this year we looked at clean slate and second chance legislation introduced and passed [...]

  • Election 2020 Update: Voters in 5 States Approve Marijuana Legalization

    Earlier this fall, we examined the five states where marijuana legalization would appear before voters via ballot measures. This includes [...]

  • Virginia Special Session Re-Cap

    What happened during Virginia's special legislative session? Virginia lawmakers met from August through October in an unusual special session featuring [...]

  • State Action on Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights

    Digital collage by Alana Burman In the middle of the 2020 General Election, millions of voters have already cast ballots [...]

  • Criminal Justice Reform: A Look at Clean Slate and Second Chance Legislation

    In 2018, Pennsylvania became the first state to enact a "Clean Slate" law. DMGS Article Highlights Pennsylvania was the first [...]

  • Voters in 5 States Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization This November

    Digital Illustration by Alana Burman Last week, DMGS looked at different ballot measures across the country, including two states with [...]