Although the rate of crime has fallen over the past quarter-century, it is estimated that in 2015, 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in the United States alone- over 3000 crimes per day! Further, there are currently over 2 million Americans incarcerated- that’s almost 1% of the population!- and nearly 5 million Americans on probation or parole. 

When people think of criminal records, images of cleaning up garbage in city parks or the solitude of jail cells may come to mind, but what becomes of someone after the fact? Is there life after prison? We found that an alarming amount of people are under-informed on the subtle, yet arguably most dire, consequences that follow conviction of a crime: the creation of a criminal record, serving almost as a second prison of its own. 

We are committed to providing you with all the information you need to know on the gravity of a criminal record, what it means for someone who possesses one, how to avoid them, and how one small mistake can cost a person the rest of their lives.