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"Michigan’s new expungement laws offer second chance," by Anna Liz Nichols, Associated Press, April 24, 2021
"‘A second chance:’ Alabama approves expungement bill," by Kim Chandler, Associated Press, April 25, 2021
"Andrea James On Second Chances For Incarcerated Women," by Sarah Martinson, Law360, April 18, 2021
"Can the ‘Wisdom of a Second Look’ Curb America’s Appetite for Harsh Sentences?," by Karl A. Racine, Miriam Aroni Krinsky, and Kevin Ring, The Crime Report, April 16, 2021
"Criminal justice reform shouldn't leave anyone behind in Tennessee," by Matthew Charles, The Tennessean, April 13, 2021
"Opinion: Why Texas should pass second chance legislation," by Jennifer Erschabek, Austin American-Statesman, April 04, 2021
"Second Chance Month: A Federal Reintegration Agenda," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, April 05, 2021
"Why Life After Incarceration Is Just Another Prison, with Reuben Jonathan Miller," Big Brains Podcast, April 01, 2021