On May 29, 2014 at an event at the Open Society Foundations in Washington, DC, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) released a major new report, Collateral Damage: America's Failure to Forgive or Forget in the War on Crime - A Roadmap to Restore Rights and Status After Arrest and Conviction.
The launch was attended by over 100 people from all walks of life and political affiliations concerned with the magnitude of collateral consequences that affect over 65 million people. All of the speakers gave poignant testimony about their efforts to ensure second chances are afforded to those with convictions. The speakers represented policy experts, a former Congressman, a former Governor, a former police commissioner, businessmen and individuals with a conviction.
Video coverage of the event is available below.
Nkechi Taifa & Norman Reimer
Rick Jones & Former Governor Robert Ehrlich
JC Watts Jr.