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  • Ban The Box Will Never Work

    April 24, 2017 - Life in prison is meant to be difficult.    But it doesn’t always get better once you’re out. Re-entering offenders often have a tough time finding employment, even when they are motivated and able to work. But “ban the box” – a popular policy aimed at helping ex-offenders find jobs – doesn’t help many ex-offenders, and actually decreases employment for black and Hispanic men who don’t have criminal records. This is a classic case of unintended consequences. We should repeal “ban the box” and focus on better alternatives.   How did we get here? Helping ex-offenders find jobs is a top policy priority for liberals and conservatives alike, for good re...

  • Under Trump, ICE arrests double for migrants with no criminal records

    April 24, 2017 - Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents intensifying their pursui...

  • The Fine Print in New York’s Raise the Age Law

    April 20, 2017 - After decades of debate, New York this week raised the age at which juveniles are automatically tried as adults, from 16 to 18.   ...

  • Immigration agents round up 153 with criminal records in central, south Texas

    April 12, 2017 - Federal immigration agents say they have arrested 153 immigrants in South Texas with criminal records or who were living in the country illegally....

  • DCF faces huge backlog on background checks

    April 06, 2017 - They are some of the state's most vulnerable children: thousands in state custody, many waiting to be placed in safe, nurturing homes. But 5 In...

  • 3rd Party Access to Criminal Record Checks

    April 03, 2017 - It started in the UK.  It was First Advantage. They were on a buying spree. But the system for record checks  used in the UK was differen...

  • Most states require criminal background checks on doctors. Colorado doesn’t.

    March 31, 2017 - Colorado is one of only five states that does not require a criminal background check to license a doctor.   Colorado relies on self d...

  • When Bad Info About Criminal Record Checks Hurts Us All

    March 28, 2017 - One of the important lessons to come out from the first India Screeners' Conference held in   Bangalore was that when screening firms disa...


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