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Banning the Box and the Demands for Disclosure – Part 1

It’s a sobering thought when you’re sat there, faced with three strangers you’ve never met: the panel at your job interview has more information about your criminal record than a jury would if you were on trial. And, in a capitalist economy where we all have to

Are the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act enough?

By Christopher Stacey People with criminal convictions are not the most popular group in society. However, once somebody has served their sentence and doesn’t re-offend, it’s in everybody’s interests to enable them to move on positively with their lives and contribute actively to society. And we’re not

House of Lords Reception: A Refreshing Change

by Richard, Editor of theRecord We gathered where the laws are made, where the Law Lords do their thing; the place where the wallpaper costs £59,000 (see image). And I was defensive. Having a conviction more or less bars me from taking part in politics, the press

Unlock reception at the House of Lords

by Erica Crompton “I’ve got to run soon,” says Lord Ramsbotham, life peer in the House of Lords and president of Unlock. Speaking at Unlock’s reception, he adds: “But before I do I have to say, this is one of the nicest rooms in the House of

Unlocking Criminal Record Checks

Christopher Stacey A lot of the contributions to theRecord tend to focus around the difficulties people face in trying to find work with a criminal record. So, I thought it would be helpful to write a quick post from Unlock, just to flag up a new guide