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"
To listen to the full discussion, use the audio player above.
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