In touting First Step at SOTU, Trump forgot about hidden obstacles to success


What former inmates need most is help once they re-enter society. Where's the mandate providing legal services, job security for those released early?
Op-Ed (Maryland, NATIONAL)

Eden Forsythe
USA Today
February 12, 2019
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Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing, Reentry

Organizations mentioned/involved: Civil Justice Inc. (Maryland)


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Successful re-entry into society requires extensive post-incarceration support services, especially free legal assistance that can help former inmates address obstacles that can, among other things, hinder employment — problems that could be better addressed within the First Step Act.