Erasing arrest records could be easier if this bill passes  ABC10.com KXTVAssemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Fransico) introduced legislation Feb. 21 that would allow for an automated process of clearing arrest and conviction records.

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

2-Minute Preview: Lawmakers discuss mental health and gun background checks, marijuana awareness campaign  The Nevada IndependentNevada lawmakers are picking up the pace as the Legislature enters its sixth week, scheduling hearings on a host of major criminal justice bills affecting ...

Guest opinion: Help former criminals expunge records and move on with Clean Slate Initiative  Utah PolicyEvery day, thousands of Utahns are burdened by nonviolent criminal records that torpedo good job prospects, deny them homes, and even prevent them from ...

Volunteer Coders Partner With San Francisco to Clear 9,300 Marijuana Arrest Records  Green EntrepreneurPeople arrested with a joint long ago were saddled with criminal records for decades.

'Revolutionary' technology helps clear past convictions faster in San Joaquin County  ABC10.com KXTVSTOCKTON, Calif. — Criminal records are being cleared faster than ever before at the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, thanks to some new ...

California Company Launching Program to Help Expunge Cannabis Convictions Under Prop. 64  Cannabis Business TimesHeally's *Fresh* Start program will guide applicants through the expungement process with pro-bono legal counsel.

More Than 9,300 Marijuana-Related Convictions Will Be Expunged in San Francisco  GoverningThe announcement culminated a year-long review of marijuana convictions in San Francisco, which critics say disproportionately punished minority ...

Sunshine Week highlights transparency laws in Massachusetts  The Patriot LedgerIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Sunshine Week: Legislation under review on Beacon Hill  Worcester TelegramIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Washington lawmakers seek smoother path to redemption for formerly incarcerated residents  NW News NetworkCarolina Landa's 12-year-old son has a new obsession: an old Scooby-Doo movie. It's part of Zach's life with autism. He fixates on certain objects — a.

Gilroy officers cleared, video released in controversial arrest death of Stevie Juarez  The Mercury NewsOfficers involved in the Feb. 25, 2018 death of Gilroy resident Stevie Juarez, who died shortly after his arrest following a violent struggle, have been cleared of ...

Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card  WTVAAURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history ...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records  American River CurrentAmerican River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this ...

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

NJ marijuana legalization: Committees approve bill, clearing way for key votes next Monday  Asbury Park PressTRENTON — The Garden State could become the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adult use as soon as next week after legislative committees approved a ...

How technology can help build a more equitable justice system  Fast CompanyOver the past several years, many of us have come to rely on technology to make more informed decisions about our lives. Some of them help us day to day–like ...

What’s New in Civic Tech: CfA Helps Erase 8,000 Pot Convictions  Government TechnologyCode for America (CfA), a nonpartisan and nonprofit national organization aimed at helping government use tech to better serve real people, recently helped ...

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

Automatic Sealing? Expungement? As They Legalize Marijuana, New York Lawmakers Negotiate Clearing Criminal Records  Gotham GazetteMayor de Blasio discusses marijuana policy (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office). New York seems poised to enact the country's first automatic ...

Clearing of criminal record 'a blessing' for future lawyer  The PantagraphBLOOMINGTON— A sense of relief washed over Kristen Braffet on Thursday as she picked up paperwork that erased a teenage mistake from her record — and ...

Can a Criminal Record Ever Be Fully Expunged?  Pacific StandardEven if a record is officially wiped clean, it's legal for criminal justice agencies and other websites to keep criminal records online.

Where Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Stands On Marijuana  Marijuana MomentSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is making another run for the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced on Tuesday. From his time as the mayor of ...

How to erase your criminal record (yes, that's a thing!)  FOX 29Having a criminal record makes you feel stuck. It's basically a “DO NOT TOUCH” sign for potential employers, universities, military officials, and anyone else with ...

The Tragedy of Baltimore  ProPublicaSince Freddie Gray's death in 2015, violent crime has spiked to levels unseen for a quarter century. How order collapsed in an American city.

A city in fear: How police, federal agents took down the Austin bomber after 19 days of terror  ABC NewsAustin police SWAT officer Robert Justesen said they knew “we had to stop him that night”: “He didn't care who he hurt or killed at this point.”

PG&E says it can’t completely comply with wildfire prevention rules  Record BeePG&E isn't able to always be in compliance with state rules designed to reduce wildfire risks — and neither can any utility — the embattled power behemoth ...

Clearing an Old Marijuana Conviction Record Just Got a Lot Easier  LA MagazineClearing marijuana conviction records has been possible since Prop 64, but was costly and complex. Now a new law–and some big data tech–hopes to fix that.

Proposed Law Would Broaden Eligibility For Criminal Expungement  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsA bill in the state Legislature would make more individuals with criminal records eligible for expungement.

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Herald-SunSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

What Makes the 2019 Honda Civic Si So Ex-Si-ting?  Yahoo NewsEasily the best-handling front-wheel-drive car on the market today, Honda's Civic Si coupe (and its mechanically identical four-door sedan sibling) is a ...

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records  Washington PostGroups with ties to technology titan Mark Zuckerberg are getting even more involved in the political arena, throwing their weight behind a new initiative that ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Clean Slate Campaign Launched to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records for Reformed Ex-Offenders  ESR NEWSOn November 15, 2018, the Center for American Progress (CAP) – an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a Clean Slate in Pa.  Philly.comPennsylvania's Clean Slate law, among the nation's most progressive, begins its roll-out Wednesday.

Our View: With cannabis legal, clear criminal records  Press HeraldIt's legal for those 21 and older to possess and use cannabis in Maine, and it will be legal to buy and sell it for recreational use as soon as lawmakers can finish ...

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesINDIANAPOLIS — The convicted men and women who visit Room B2 of Indianapolis's courthouse cannot find jobs, or want better ones. Or they wish they could ...

Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task  Law360An estimated 100 million Americans have criminal records that follow them for life. Some states have moved to ease the burden by passing record-sealing laws ...

100s of pot convictions to be tossed under DA plan: 'A simple matter of justice'  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY – Hundreds of people with marijuana convictions dating back at least 20 years will have their criminal records erased under a plan by the ...

Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama law  Anniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows ...

Vermonters look at clearing marijuana-related criminal records as legalization nears  BurlingtonFreePress.comAs Vermont moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness.

NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal record  Asbury Park PressNew Jersey legislators are expected to institute automatic expungement for marijuana possession as part of any marijuana legalization law.

The free-market case for a clean slate | TheHill  The HillClean-slate measures uphold the spirit of the law while offering reformed offenders a safe, productive life.

Memories of the Future by Siri Hustvedt review – who tells the story?  The GuardianA novelist looks back at her younger self in 1970s New York in this smart investigation of misogyny, authority and the nature of fiction.

N.J.'s governor promised to clear weed convictions. Here's just how hard that will be.  NJ.comClearing a criminal record is a difficult, burdensome process in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy could soon make it even worse if he legalizes marijuana.

Program helps clear criminal records, renews confidence  The AdvocateRICHMOND — When Joe Williams arrived at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium he had hope in his heart and determination in his eyes. Williams, like many ...

Pole vaulter amused pic used in admission scam  ESPNPole vaulter Jancen Power's photo was used to create a fake profile in the college admissions scam. He said while it was kind of cool to see it on CNN, ...

Inslee pardons pot convictions of 13 Washington residents. Now lawmakers may clear criminal records for 200,000 more.  The Seattle TimesLegislation that would allow erasure of more than 226000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions is being considered by state lawmakers.

Arpaio criminal record case 1 step closer to moving forward  Arizona Daily StarPHOENIX — The legal case of whether former Phoenix metro sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is ...

How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to Work  CityLabAbout 70 million Americans have criminal records, and some of them struggle to find jobs decades after their offense. Advocates of expungement say it levels the ...

Low Unemployment Makes Employers More Willing to Hire Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records in 2019  ESR NEWSWith record low unemployment, employers should be more willing to hire ex-offenders with the necessary skills to make sure they are not eliminating job ...

Louisville Organizations Mount Effort To Clear Criminal Records En Masse  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleOne of the largest efforts comes from the Louisville Urban League, which received a large gift allowing it to spend $100000 on expunging records this year ...

This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San Francisco  Fast CompanyNow that weed is legal in California, people with old marijuana arrests can have their records cleared. Code for America, working with the SF District Attorney's ...

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean  Bankrate.comUse Bankrate.com's free tools, expert analysis, and award-winning *content* to make smarter financial decisions. Explore personal finance topics including credit ...

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood  The New York TimesToday's “snowplow parents” keep their children's futures obstacle-free — even when it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries.

N.J.'s top court just made it easier for recovering addicts to clean up their criminal record  NJ.comThe New Jersey Supreme Court found too many hurdles for people who graduated drug court to expunge their records and start a new chapter.

Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot  Detroit Free PressUntold thousands of Michiganders could be in line for a second chance if voters decide to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the Nov. 6 election.

Expungement Fairs Are Getting Top Cannabis Talent Back In Business  ForbesFrom October 20 to 27, organizations will offer free record-clearing and legal advice for National Expungement Week, and hopefully help cannabis veterans ...

Concerns over domestic violence prompt proposed changes to annulment bill  Concord MonitorAuthors of a bill originally intended to expedite the process of clearing the criminal records of young offenders and victims of PTSD proposed an amendment ...

Family of Anton Black, teen who died after struggle with police, wants federal investigation  The News JournalAnton Black's family isn't satisfied by the conclusions of a county prosecutor, who isn't pursuing charges, or the medical examiner who ruled Black's death ...

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily NewsStaffers for DA Cy Vance Jr. are launching an information page on the office's website this week with instructions on how to apply to have their records sealed ...

Trafficking survivors shed an unjust label: ‘criminal’  The Christian Science MonitorAs attitudes about justice in sex trafficking cases change, more states are giving survivors a chance to clear away convictions for prostitution. But the ...

Colorado could move to clear pre-legalization marijuana convictions statewide as soon as 2019  The Colorado IndependentSweeping action could be on the horizon, given strong momentum for a move to clear all criminal records for the the tens of thousands of Coloradans convicted ...

Ottawa to Grant Pardons to Canadians Convicted of Cannabis Possession  LeaflyThe federal government announced today that it would grant amnesty to Canadians who have been convicted of possessing less than 30 grams of cannabis.

West Virginians weigh in on clean slate law for criminal records  WV NewsBRIDGEPORT — Area residents gave their opinions Sunday on whether or not some kind of clean slate law should exist in the Mountain State as it does in ...

Liberal MP hints criminal records for marijuana possession will be cleared  National PostMP Bill Blair told a recent conference that the consequences for a possession conviction are 'out of proportion with the offence we were trying to control'

California\'s New Marijuana Law Is a First But Likely Not the Last  GoverningCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has spent much of his last two terms making what he considers to be amends for the past. The state has a history of tough-on-crime ...

Wolf signs 'clean slate' bill sealing some criminal records in Pennsylvania after decade  WTAE PittsburghLower-level, nonviolent crimes in Pennsylvania will automatically be sealed from public review after 10 years under a law signed Thursday, a change designed ...

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall ProjectA Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding ...

Expungement clinic scheduled at Goodwill Industries | News  Bowling Green Daily NewsTwo expungement fairs last year led to some 20 people getting jobs, according to South Central Workforce Development Board President and CEO Robert ...

Shutting former criminals out of opportunity is economically foolish  USA TODAYNearly half of all children have a parent with a criminal record, and US is losing $87 billion a year in GDP by not employing them.

N.J. pot convictions could be wiped from record if drug is legalized, but how remains hazy  NJ.comOne of the key parts of marijuana legalization is clearing the records of people who have been charged with low-level marijuana crimes in the past.

Massachusetts National Day of Expungement to help clear marijuana convictions  MassLive.comSPRINGFIELD -- Legalization of marijuana in the state means that work continues to help those convicted of pot crimes clear their records with the ...

Denver Program Helps People Convicted Of Pot Crimes Before Legalization Get A ‘Clean Slate’  CBS DenverDENVER (AP/CBS4) – Officials say a simplified program will make it easier for thousands of people to seek the elimination of the low-level marijuana convictions ...

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon thousands convicted of marijuana possession  NBCNews.comWashington Gov. Jay Inslee said he plans to pardon thousands convicted of small-time marijuana possession, saying people should not be punished for a ...

A new lease on life: Sober for 13 years, Brainerd man gets pardon...  Brainerd DispatchDerek Rygh looks back at his life and is surprised he is still alive. There were things in his life he had no control over. Other things, he had control over, but a ...

Democrats announce expanded Dream Act for illegals  Washington TimesHouse Democrats upped their ante on illegal immigration Tuesday, announcing new legislation that would not only grant legal status to potentially millions of ...

Weeding them out: DA clearing low-level marijuana convictions at two upcoming events  Brooklyn PaperMany Kings County stoners with misdemeanor pot convictions can clear their criminal records at two free events that Brooklyn's top prosecutor is hosting next ...

"Clear My Record" Project To Help Expunge 250000 Marijuana Convictions  TheFix.comSan Francisco is partnering with tech-nonprofit Code for America to expedite the difficult expungement process.

If New York legalizes marijuana, will it wipe out old convictions?  Times Union ALBANY — Lauren Manning sees the harm of marijuana prohibition every day. Through her work with the Center for Law and Justice, an Albany nonprofit that ...

“Amity University Chhattisgarh Feels Like An Institute Run By A Khap Panchayat”  Youth Ki AwaazWait for other colleges to release the very last list and then come to Amity Chhattisgarh if you absolutely have to.

America’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing Young People Like Me. Clean Slate Laws Are the Answer  TeenVogue.comIn an op-ed for "Teen Vogue," Peter Rezk shares what he's learned during his journey from selling weed in high school to studying law in college.

Missouri Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Expungement Bill For Medical Cannabis Patients  Marijuana MomentMedical marijuana patients in Missouri got one step closer to being able to have prior misdemeanor cannabis offenses expunged from their criminal records on ...

First Augusta Richmond County Records Restriction Summit to be held Monday  The Augusta ChronicleRichmond County will give eligible residents wanting to clear their criminal records a chance to do so.Several law enforcement agencies, local officials and ...

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal-record case 1 step closer to moving forward  AZCentral.comThe legal case of whether former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is one step ...

The Trajectory of India Under Modi  International ViewpointNarendra Modi has from his childhood been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which had links to Italian fascism and Nazism; from the ...

Long Beach RISE To Help Repair Records For Many  Gazettes.comWith tens of thousands of marijuana-related convictions in California potentially eligible to be overturned following the legalization of recreational pot, Long ...

Get your answers on the NorCal five running for the North State's Senate seat  Redding Record SearchlightCandidates for State Senate, district 1 tell you their platforms.

For Framing Innocent Black Men, Former Florida Police Chief Gets 3 Years in Prison  GoverningRaimundo Atesiano, the former Biscayne Park police chief who directed his officers to frame innocent black men for a series of unsolved burglaries, admitted he ...

When You Can't Afford the Cost of Clearing Your Record  YES! MagazineAdrienne broke the law: Caught speeding on her way home from work in Memphis, Tennessee, she pled guilty to charges of reckless driving and reckless ...

The tragedy of Baltimore: How order collapsed in an American city  Scroll.inSince 2015, violent crime has spiked to levels unseen for a quarter century in the city.

Inslee to pardon thousands of marijuana possession convictions  Peninsula Daily NewsSEATTLE — More than six years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Gov. Jay Inslee plans to pardon thousands of people convicted of small-time ...

Code for America wants to clear 250,000 marijuana convictions  MashableCode for America's Clear My Record program is teaming up with the San Francisco District Attorney's office to clear 250000 marijuana convictions by 2019.

Clearing pot charges from Canadians’ records would be a good start—but it’s not enough  Macleans.caOpinion: The Canadian government should explore reparations for people whose cannabis-related criminal offences have stopped them from fully participating ...

News You Can Use: Research Roundup for Re-Entry Advocates  Center 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 ...

How a Push to Legalize Pot in N.J. Became a Debate on Race and Fairness  The New York TimesNew Jersey has linked a proposal to clear hundreds of thousands of past criminal convictions with its effort to legalize recreational marijuana.