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Community Legal Services just dropped a report on college admissions and students with criminal reco

Ban the box and Clean State initiatives have gained statewide traction in recent months as means to eliminate barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. But what about those facing barriers to education? Recently, Community Legal Services (CLS) released its report "Opening Doors: How Philadelphia Area Colleges Can Promote Access & Equity by "Banning the Box,'" arguing that local colleges shouldn't ask its prospective students about their criminal histories in their applications.

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