Town Hall on pardons as an economic investment strategy – May 8
Posted by Economy League on May 5, 2020
Individuals who encounter the criminal justice system are, in many ways, permanently bound to and even defined by their criminal records. The formal and informal barriers created by a criminal record can expand an individuals punishment well beyond their sentence. Pardons are one tool among several that can help ease the burden of a criminal record, and provide a positive impact for both individuals and communities. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Economy League found that pardons can be an effective no-cost workforce development tool, and pardons filed and granted between 2008 and 2018 had a $16 million dollar impact on the Pennsylvania economy.
Join Economy League Staff as they speak with a panel of esteemed experts, featuring Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, about the impact of pardons across the Commonwealth on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1 PM for a virtual town hall.
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