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A forgiveness certificate for ex-offenders

April 1, 2016
The Baltimore Sun

Gregg Bernstein discusses "certificates of rehabilitation" and their ability to limit the collateral consequences of convictions. The certificate of rehabilitation sends a clear message that the original sentence of imprisonment has had its desired impact, the individual has been rehabilitated, and there is no longer any need to deprive him or her of liberty interests. We all gain when those who have paid their debt to society are given a second chance to be productive and live a meaningful life.

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