My Sentence Is Over But Will My Punishment Ever End
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While America has increasingly become known for having a higher rate of persons in prison or under correctional supervision than any other country in the world; over the last two decades, new laws have begun emerging in America, placing restrictions on former offenders long after their correctional supervision has ended. These laws directly impact the lives of millions of ex-offenders who are no longer under correctional supervision, placing restrictions on where they may live, work and travel. The following essay, by a former offender who discharged parole in December 2000, highlights the punitive and destructive nature of these laws.
KeywordsCollateral consequences Post-Sentence punishment
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