prosecution

The RESTORE Act was developed by DC Justice Lab and Councilmember Christina Henderson. If enacted, it would dramatically simplify the process for sealing or expunging a criminal record (obviating the need to hire an attorney in an ordinary case) and significantly expand the number of people eligible for...

As part of an effort to remedy the District’s alarming incarceration rate, 1 DC Justice Lab recommends repealing all mandatory minimum statutes in Washington, D.C. Abolishing mandatory minimums is supported by the majority of voters. According to the ACLU, 72% of Americans would be more likely to vote...