#78: Driver’s License Suspension As Collateral Damage

Aleks Kajstura

Aleks Kajstura


For people attempting to re-enter society from jail, a job is key to staying straight. And a driver’s license is a must for lots of jobs. So why does the law in so many states suspend drivers licenses for crimes having nothing to do with driving?

Our guest is Aleks Kajstura, Legal Director of the Prison Policy Initiative. Their report, “Reinstating Common Sense: How Driver’s License Suspensions for Drug Offenses Are Falling Out of Favor,” gives us the scope of the problem.

“Reinstating Common Sense”

Prison Policy Initiative