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.
This report focuses on the 12 states and D.C. that automatically suspend the driver's licenses of people who commit drug offenses unrelated to driving.
Our analysis finds that Massachusetts' poorest communities are hit hardest by monthly probation fees, which are rooted in harsh, "tough on crime" 1980s rhetoric and make little sense for the state today.
This report led Massachusetts to end the practice of automatically suspending the driver's licenses of people who commit drug offenses unrelated to driving. We are now turning our attention to the remaining states with this counterproductive law.
In 2000, Massachusetts amended its constitution 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.