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Billy Penn
On clearing records, District Attorney's push for reform extends beyond the Philly officeBilly PennOne of Larry Krasner's stated goals when he was elected Philadelphia District Attorney was to reform the criminal justice system. Five months into his tenure, it's apparent those efforts won't be limited to moves within the office itself. Several ...

Daily Northwestern
Council approves ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal recordsDaily NorthwesternAldermen voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that allows for the automatic expungement of juvenile criminal records at Monday's City Council meeting. The ordinance requires the city to automatically expunge law enforcement records if the events ...

Fast Company
This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San FranciscoFast CompanyWhen Proposition 64 legalized marijuana in California, it also meant that people with old marijuana convictions could petition to have those offenses taken off their criminal record or downgraded to lower-level crimes. That process takes time and money ...San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce marijuana convictions under Prop. 64: 'It's about ...Los Angeles TimesOverturning Old Marijuana Convictions Just Got EasierSF WeeklyDA to streamline review of felony marijuana convictions for dismissalSan Francisco Examinerall 11 news articles »

North Bay Bohemian
Unpenal CodeNorth Bay BohemianCode for America, a San Francisco nonprofit, is now working with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón as his office sifts through thousands of felony and misdemeanor pot convictions with an eye toward clearing residents' criminal records when ...

National Post
Liberal MP hints criminal records for marijuana possession will be clearedNational PostOTTAWA — They are banned from crossing into the United States and the question — “do you have a criminal record” — can hurt their chances with employers. These can be the lifelong consequences for at least half a million Canadians convicted of pot ...and more »

MERRY JANE
Los Angeles County Finally Taking Steps to Help Clear Cannabis ConvictionsMERRY JANEAngelenos stuck with marijuana convictions are still in luck, however, as the L.A. County Board of Supervisors just unanimously voted to create a set of guidelines to fast-track the record-clearing process for their county's residents. The motion ...and more »

San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce marijuana convictionsBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Code for America plans to expand the pilot program to other California counties, with the target of clearing 250,000 convictions by 2019. The organization has previously delved into criminal justice: In 2016, it created Clear My Record, an online ...

Officer.com (press release) (blog)
San Francisco to help clear marijuana citations using algorithm ...Smart Cities DiveSan Francisco's District Attorney George Gascón announced the city will use an algorithm developed by the nonprofit Code for America to help purge marijuana ...San Francisco Will Use New Technology to Automatically Reduce ...Officer.com (press release) (blog)all 3 news articles »

Gizmodo
San Francisco Wants to Use Algorithms to Clear Thousands of ...GizmodoThe San Francisco District Attorney's office is partnering with Code for America to trial a new algorithm to hasten clearing marijuana convictions. California's ...San Francisco To Adopt Software App To Help Automatically Clear ...HuffPostThe Algorithm Written To Dismiss Old Marijuana ConvictionsGreen Rush Dailyall 6 news articles »

High Times
Delaware Could Clear Past Minor Marijuana Convictions From ...High TimesMaking good on the decriminalization bill it passed in 2015, a new bill in Delaware could clear past minor marijuana convictions from records for more than 1000 ...and more »

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