NACDL Launches Restoration of Rights Database


A new guide published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) provides downloadable documents that break down each state's laws and practices for ex-prisoner rights restoration.

The NACDL's Restoration of Rights Project, which was prepared by former U.S. pardon attorney Margaret Colgate Love, features an interactive map that serves as a state-by-state guide to the collateral consequences of conviction. Topics covered include the process for obtaining a pardon, expungement and the restoration of civil rights.

In addition, the webpage offers a set of charts that provide side-by-side comparisons of policies and practices.

Visit the NACDL's Restoration of Rights Project HERE.

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