Selected Mentions of Paper Prisons in the News

Permanent Punishment Conversation: Clearing Records (Oct. 8, 2022)

“Cook County is home to an estimated 1.3 million people with criminal records — those records can sometimes limit people from certain jobs, housing or even educational opportunities. The Paper Prisons Initiative estimates more than 500,000 of them are eligible to have those records cleared, but advocates say that’s not happening for many of them.”

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