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KTVU San Francisco
Clearing cannabis convictions: Bay Area prosecutors make small dent after promises to dismissKTVU San FranciscoProsecutors in San Diego, Alameda, Sonoma and Yolo counties soon followed suit with promises of proactively wiping away or reducing criminal records; many looking to San Francisco to guide them with their efforts. And now, a bill, AB1793, is working ...

Pekin Daily Times
Jehan Gordon-Booth seeks to remove cost barrier on criminal expungementsPekin Daily TimesPEORIA — More than 400 people last year attended a weekend event designed to help them file paperwork to expunge low-level, nonviolent convictions from their records after staying on the right side of the law for several years. But for about 150 of ...and more »

Court Orders Private Attorney To Oppose Arpaio Attempts To Wipe Criminal RecordTPMThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California has ordered the appointment of a private attorney to oppose former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's attempts to wipe his criminal contempt of court conviction from his record after President ...and more »

Program to offer clean slate for Utahns with criminal recordsGood4UtahSALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) State, county and non-profit organizations are teaming up to give dozens of Utahns a fresh start. Salt Lake County, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Department of Public Safety, Catholic Community ...and more »

Center For American Progress
News You Can Use: Research Roundup for Re-Entry AdvocatesCenter For American ProgressBetween 70 million and 100 million Americans—1 in 3—now have some type of criminal record. Having even a minor record—including an arrest that never led to conviction—can stand in the way of nearly every building block of economic security ...

Herb (blog)
Massachusetts to expunge convictions for cannabis possessionHerb (blog)On Friday (April 13), Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law one of the most wide-ranging reforms to the state's criminal justice system in years. It will expunge the records of people convicted for the possession of cannabis, which has ...
Gun control: How felons could still buy firearms in OhioWKYC.comIf courts delay, the convicted person's name won't appear in a national database that gun shops use before clearing a customer to purchase a firearm. The state's database is also used in background checks for schools, foster parents, concealed handgun ...and more »

Prince Files: Rock Star's Computer was Accessed, Prior to Police Seizing ItKSTP“I think they made a few mistakes,” Joe Daly, Criminal Law Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, said. “Even the investigator in the affidavit admits he probably made a mistake. He wishes he had taken the computer.” The investigators wrote that ...and more »

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Clearing your name: How Alabama law allows accusations to follow innocent peopleWBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comThey still turned me down," he said. Debruce has also run into trouble finding a place to live. His girlfriend said a family friend agreed to rent them a house, but for a while, they had to live in a hotel. Alabama's expungement law, passed in 2014 ...

The Conversation CA
How police 'cook the books' on solved crime rates - The ConversationThe Conversation CAPolice forces use widespread and often dubious practices to inflate their solved crime rate. Here's how, and why, they do it, according to an expert on violent crimes and serial offenders.and more »

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