‘I Lost My Mom to the Justice System for 15 Years’

Every year, more than one million women cycle in and out of the U.S. justice system . Messiah Rhodes’ mom was one of them. In a chat with TCR, Rhodes discusses his new documentary exploring the roadblocks to preventing recidivism for incarcerated women—and the success stories of those, like his mother, who managed to “break the cycle.”

Our Nation is Fragmented Over Criminal Record Relief: Report

A report released Tuesday found that each state is operating independently when it comes to handling criminal record relief through expungement, sealing, and set-aside laws. Because of the vast differences, sometimes the state a crime was committed in is the key variable determining if a person can be freed of their criminal record in the future.