the corrections project pamphlets
Issues #11 thru 20
Issue #11: Corrections • Collateral Consequences
Collateral consequences are legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions that limit or prohibit people with criminal records from accessing employment, occupational licensing, housing, voting, education, and other opportunities.
There are also the private, personal, familial effects.
Issue #12: Corrections • The Power of District Attorneys
"They can choose how harshly to go after someone, how lenient to go after someone,”...
“They have tremendous power in that respect.”
Issue #13: Corrections • The Criminalization of Mental Illness
“We lock up people with mental health problems when we should really be treating these people in the community."
“In the absence of that, prisons and jails become de facto treatment centers.”