New Law Changes Expungement Rules for Some Offenders
July 1, 2010 - 12:27pm

A bill just passed without the Governor's signature which amends expungement law for some individuals, effective immediately.

If you pleaded guilty or nolocontendre and received a deferred sentence (a no-jail sentence), you are now eligible for full expungement and record sealing following 5 years of good behavior.

Join the Campaign to Restore Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated Individuals
June 30, 2010 - 3:07pm


When the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 eliminated the eligibility of persons incarcerated in federal or state prisons to receive Federal Pell Grant awards, it dismantled one of the most effective and cost-beneficial correctional policies in the United States.

Obama's National Drug Strategy Emphasizes Treatment, Recovery, Repeal of Barriers
May 13, 2010 - 1:58pm

by Nicole Collins Bronzan Communications Director, Legal Action Center

LAC Applauds National Drug Strategy, Urges Allocation of Sufficient Funding for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery and Repeal of Discriminatory Barriers

HR Guide to Hiring Felons
May 4, 2010 - 11:51am

Your Loyal Employees: Reasons to Hire Ex-Felons

 

by Donald Nickels, originally posted at Payscale

After leaving my last position as a human resource manager for an online health organization, I never would have imagined where I would end up next.

Rhode Island’s Drive for Sensible Marijuana Laws
April 21, 2010 - 11:54am
 
By: Sen.
Changing Sides: Former Law Breaker Will Study to be a Lawyer
April 12, 2010 - 2:15pm

By Sean Flynn

Daily News Staff, The Newport Daily News

April 3-4, 2010

Noah Kilroy was sitting in a prison cell for each of his birthdays between the ages of 19 and 23.  Now, as a recent graduate of Salve Regina University, he will enter law school in September with high aspirations of becoming a public interest lawyer. 

Follow opendoorsri on TwitterShare