Don't Let Your Past Limit Your Future

68 Million Americans have a criminal record

68 Million Americans Living with Convictions

September 25, 2015
Please follow and like us:
Tweet

“68 million people living with convictions – more than the entire population of France. We are in danger of becoming a nation of criminals, because we are policing from a place of fear.”

This quote was taken from Rick Jones, executive director of Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem when he testified on June 26 on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Here is the link to the story and quick video: http://truthvoice.com/2015/09/68-million-americans-have-criminal-records-more-than-population-of-france/

68 million people living with a criminal record in the United States equates to about 25% of the US adult population.  It is unconscionable that 1 in 4 American adults have some sort of criminal record.

Thankfully some states like California, Oregon, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana and more have somewhat progressive laws that allow those with a criminal past to potentially expunge their convictions.  In order for ALL states to adopt progressive laws for their citizens, we must constantly urge our representatives to pass new laws. Some studies have shown that once a record has been expunged, that person has a much easier time applying for a job, a place to live and/or a loan for a home or business.  Once we get ex-offenders back into the workforce, cities, counties and states should see the financial benefit.

Please follow and like us:
Tweet

Leave a Comment

 

Recent Posts

Marines Navy
How to Join the Navy or Marines with a Felony
December 8, 2021

By: Kirk von Kreisler Join the Navy or Marines with a Criminal Record Deciding to enlist in the United States Military is one of the most significant, life-changing decisions a person can make. But being able to join the military is certainly not guaranteed and may be particularly difficult if you have a felony conviction on your criminal record. The U.S. Military must … Read More>

How to Restore Gun Rights in Michigan
December 3, 2021

Read More>

Disclaimer: The material on this blog has been prepared and is copyrighted by WipeRecord, a division of Eastman, Libersat & Meyler, PC ("WipeRecord"). The material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information provided by or cited to third parties does not necessarily reflect the opinions of WipeRecord or any of its attorneys or clients. Results of any expungement or restoration of civil and/or firearm rights may vary from case to case. We obtained your email address when you took the eligibility test on our website. Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisement. Please refer to our website for prices. This is a legal advertisement. If you have already hired or retained a lawyer in connection with your gun rights restoration, please disregard this letter. Our lawyers do not have professional liability insurance.