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‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’ Video
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‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’

As Pennsylvania’s historic Clean Slate Act takes effect, people like Keith will finally have their minor criminal records cleared so that they can have a second chance.

Jasmine Hardy, David Ballard, Rebecca Vallas

Introducing Clean Slate Video

Introducing Clean Slate

The Center for American Progress and partners gathered to discuss bipartisan clean slate legislation—policies to automatically clear certain criminal records and give people relief from discrimination.

Aloha Backenstose, Zahra Mion, David Ballard, 1 More Rebecca Vallas

The Need for Sentencing Reform for Women and Mothers Video

The Need for Sentencing Reform for Women and Mothers

There is a dire need for smart sentencing reform—particularly for women and mothers who are trapped in prison for economic crimes.

Maritza Perez, Andrew Satter, Jasmine Hardy

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest Video

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

Andrew Satter, Sam Fulwood III