Living with a Criminal Record

January 8, 2019

Technology and Human Rights fellow Laurin Leonard talks with Minnesota Public Radio.

You don't have to be convicted of a crime to feel the repercussions. Even an arrest for a petty misdemeanor can impact future employment, housing and even student loans. According to a study by The Sentencing Project, between 70 million and 100 million Americans — nearly one in three — have some type of criminal record.

What is it like to live with a criminal record? Kerri Miller talked to two experts to gain a better understanding of how a criminal record impact different areas of life.

Guests:Laurin Leonard—Executive director of "Mission: Launch"

Alexandra Natapoff—Former public defender, law professor at UC Irvine, and author of "Punishment Without Crime"

Listen to the full discussion here.