Prison Policy Initiative Report Analyzes Effect of Driver’s License Suspensions

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative analyzes the needless harm caused by driver’s license suspensions for drug offenses that are unrelated to driving.

Rather than deterring crime, unnecessary license suspensions create barriers to opportunity, often trapping individuals in a cycle of poverty and unemployment. In addition, suspending the license of an individual who has no record of unsafe driving wastes government resources that could be spent taking truly dangerous drivers off the road.

“Our criminal justice system should not set people up to fail. Yet that is exactly what mandatory driver’s license suspensions do: they introduce new legal, economic, and social barriers for people who are in the midst of reentry,” writes Joshua Aiken, author of the report.

Read the full report

More News Stories

06-19-2019 05:10pm

Scholars Pair Up with Their Philosophical Opposites to Research American Democracy

The University of Arizona-based National Institute for Civil Discourse awarded grants to 10 scholars to research core concepts that are vital to American political and civic life.

Read more

06-11-2019 04:10pm

Charles Koch Foundation Supports Xavier University’s Williams College of Business

Xavier University’s Williams College of Business recently announced that it received a $500,000 gift from the Charles Koch Foundation to help support the Stephen S. Smith Center.

Read more

06-07-2019 09:48am

New University of Florida Initiative to Examine the Role and Impact of Digital Markets

The University of Florida announced a new initiative within its Warrington College of Business focusing on the role and impact of growing digital markets.

Read more