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Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records

Aug. 28, 2018, Lynette Hazelton - Generocity

In 2015 alone, more than 640,000 people in the United States were released from state and federal prison, supposedly their debt to society paid. But the truth is, doing time can mean paying for the rest of your life.

“In Philadelphia alone, we subject roughly 400,000 of our neighbors to various forms of social ostracism based on criminal records to our own detriment and with no public safety benefit,” M. Zane Johnson, managing attorney for Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (or PLSE, pronounced “pulse”), wrote last month in an op-ed for The Legal Intelligencer.

This exclusion been likened to a civil death.

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