Published on: Thursday, September 7, 2017

The GAO reviewed the American Bar Association’s National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC) and found that, in federal laws and regulations, there are 641 collateral consequences that can be triggered by nonviolent drug convictions. Of the 641 federal collateral consequences for nonviolent drug convictions, the GAO found that the NICCC identified 131 (20 percent) as having a relief mechanism in a related law or regulation that prescribed how an individual could potentially obtain relief from the consequence. 

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