Collateral consequences

In the United States, many punishments don't end when your sentence does. Below is some of our key research and advocacy fighting for criminal justice policies that are proportional, that are fair and that make it easier for formerly incarcerated people to succeed.

report thumbnailSuspending Common Sense in Massachusetts: Driver's license suspensions for drug offenses unrelated to driving

This report led to Massachusetts to end the practice of automatically suspending the driver licenses of people who commit drug offenses unrelated to driving. We are now turning our attention to the remaining states with this counterproductive law.

report thumbnailJim Crow in Massachusetts? Prisoner disenfranchisement

In 2000, Massachusetts amended its constitution in 2000 to deny incarcerated people the right to vote. We provided the first analysis of how many people lost their right to vote and the racial disparity inherent in this regressive law.

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  • April 5, 2017:
    Policy Analyst Wendy Sawyer will discuss PPI’s recent research as it relates to a community-wide reading of Orange is the New Black. 6:30-8 pm at Emily Williston Memorial Library, Easthampton, MA

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