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HuffPost
How This Code For America Designer Helps Americans Clear Old Convictions – Through TechHuffPostI lead the design and user research for a product I cofounded, Clear My Record: a web app that helps people apply to clear old convictions from their criminal records. We're committed to our mission of helping people pass a routine background check so ...

Dallas News
Dallas City Hall removes Park Board member after old felony convictions surfaceDallas NewsThe Dallas city secretary removed a Park Board member Friday after learning he had felony convictions that didn't show up in his background checks. Interim City Secretary Billirae Johnson notified Marlon Rollins that he had forfeited his spot on the ...

Record-Courier
Metro SWAT, Hudson cop cleared in Kent shootingRecord-CourierChristopher D. Carter, 27, with a last known address in Kent, was shot and killed Feb. 19, 2017, after a SWAT team entered the basement laundry room of a Kent apartment complex where Carter was holding a 23-year-old Streetsboro woman hostage at ...

Street Sense Media
DC residents with a criminal record struggle to find work and housing. This nonprofit is trying to change that.Street Sense MediaClearing records is about “keeping someone out of a cage,” according to Moses Cook, Executive Director of LSIC. Without stable work or shelter, many people end up re-offending. Even without a conviction, a record showing only charges or arrests is ...

Herald and News
Coach's record could be cleared after apology letterHerald and NewsA former Henley High School student harassed by his P.E. coach in 2015 has withdrawn an objection against clearing the coach's criminal record after receiving an apology letter. On Thursday, representatives for the student said they received letter ...

The Daily Chronic
Need Help Clearing Your Record of Marijuana Charges? There's a Free Expungement Fair in LA on SaturdayThe Daily ChronicLOS ANGELES, CA — On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be an expungement fair in Los Angeles, CA for people who are looking to get their felony records reduced, dismissed, or expunged of their criminal record. For anyone who has a criminal record of ...

Civilized
California Is Clearing Thousands of Marijuana Convictions From Official RecordsCivilizedThe ballot initiative that legalized marijuana in California last November, known as Proposition 64, included a provision that allows for people who received cannabis convictions to apply for reduced charges or possibly expunge it entirely from their ...poll - Emerson CollegeEmerson Collegeall 26 news articles »

Minnesota Lawyer
Clearing the bar: Should ex-convicts be lawyers?Minnesota LawyerNationwide, 150 cities and counties have adopted laws that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories, as part of the “ban the box” movement. Still, applicants with criminal records are far less likely than others to ...

Reason (blog)
Should an Old Larceny Conviction Keep a Man from Working as a Nurse?Reason (blog)Michigan is one of 29 states whose licensing regulations include "good character" requirements, which effectively ban people with criminal records from working in a wide range of professions even years after a conviction. That's what could have ...

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile recordsThe Daily News of NewburyportUnder current law, records can be sealed for misdemeanor offenses five years after an individual was found guilty and after 10 years for felonies. Last year, the state sealed about 53,000 criminal records, an increase of about 4,000 from the previous ...and more »

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