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Delivering Freedom from American’s Paper Prisons This Juneteenth: A Research Agenda

By Colleen Chien, Founder of the Paper Prisons Initiative  On June 19, 1865, US soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas – the last corner of the Confederacy –  to announce that the Civil War had ended and that enslaved Americans were now free. In the two years prior, slave owners quietly and strategically delayed the news… Continue reading Delivering Freedom from American’s Paper Prisons This Juneteenth: A Research Agenda

Paper Prisons RJA Tool is Now Live

We are excited to announce that the beta version of our new tool for exploring racial disparities in the criminal justice system under the California Racial Justice Act (CRJA) is now live at paperprisons.org/rja!   You can start using the tool immediately to access and analyze data on arrests, charges, convictions, and sentencing across counties in California. Please… Continue reading Paper Prisons RJA Tool is Now Live

CrimProfBlog: Chien et al. on Expungement (Apr. 26, 2023)

On April 26, 2023, the CrimProfBlog, edited by Professor Kevin Cole of the University of San Diego School of Law highlights Paper Prisons and Second Chance research on Minnesota’s Second Chance Expungement Gap, Texas’ Second Chance Non-Disclosure/Sealing Gap, Illinois’ Second Chance Expungement/Sealing Gap, and Missouri’s Second Chance Expungement Gap.

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Public Defenseless Podcast (Apr. 18, 2023)

On April 18, 2023, the Public Defenseless Podcast hosted Professor Colleen Chien and law student Alyssa Aguilar from Santa Clara University to discuss the Paper Prisons Initiative. The podcast starts by discussing the speakers’ motivations (5:30). Professor Chien discussed founding the Initiative after her research was validated by the experience of seeing numerous mentees and… Continue reading Public Defenseless Podcast (Apr. 18, 2023)

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