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New York Times
Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to HelpNew York TimesBolstered by a renewed focus, from the Trump administration on down, on helping people with criminal histories participate in society successfully, at least 20 states have created or broadened expungement and sealing laws since the beginning of 2017 ...

NBC 7 San Diego
More Than Half of Detained Immigrants in 2017 Did Not Have Criminal Records: DataNBC 7 San DiegoFrom January to April, ICE has detained 731 immigrants with criminal convictions and 539 non-criminal immigrants, data shows. Figures released Wednesday by Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC), a research entity of Syracuse University, ...and more »

NJ Spotlight
It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden StateNJ SpotlightToday, changes in the state's expungement law became effective that give people the ability to apply to have certain past criminal charges or a juvenile conviction removed from their records sooner. They also allow multiple offenses to be cleared at ...and more »
Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it worksNJ.comThe change to the waiting period only applies to criminal convictions, not disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses. To expunge those, a person must wait five years or try the early pathway option after three years. These waiting periods ...

The Advocate
Program helps clear criminal records, renews confidenceThe AdvocateIt could be something as minor as a petty theft conviction to someone who has a felony theft or felony assault conviction,” McDonnell said. “One in five Californians have some kind of criminal record and it can be a barrier to employment, housing or ...

New law will clean criminal recordsNJ TODAYLikely thousands of New Jerseyans seeking to expunge their past criminal or juvenile records are expected to begin taking advantage of a new law that takes effect Monday (Oct. 1) to clean their records, according to Akil Roper of Legal Services of New ...

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Police Board clears cop in controversial fatal shooting of 15 ...Chicago TribuneThe Chicago Police Board Thursday night cleared a Chicago police officer of wrongdoing in fatally shooting a 15-year-old in the back of the head as he chased ...Chicago Police Board clears cop in controversial fatal shooting of 15-year-old boyJanesville Gazetteall 163 news articles »

WSOC Charlotte
LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD: Panthers receiver fighting for justice, from personal experienceWSOC Charlotte“Yes, she deserved to go to jail for her crime,” he said. “It's illegal to harm someone.” ... His mother, then considered a convicted felon, had a hard time finding a job until she was granted a pardon, clearing her record. “We go from living barely ...

Asbury Park Press
NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal recordAsbury Park PressIntertwined with the legal weed debate is a discussion over expungements, the process by which an offender can have a crime retroactively and completely removed from their criminal record. ... "To shift the burden of clearing the stain of an unjust law ...and more »

Following California, pot legalization campaigns across the US aim to throw out old convictionsFinger Lakes TimesHe found himself in the same situation as hundreds of thousands of others across the country whose prospects for the future were diminished by criminal records for marijuana cultivation or possession. Now a new movement accompanying the widespread ...and more »

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