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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 ...and more »

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 ...

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 »

This Is How Police Can 'Cook the Books' to Make Crimes Appear SolvedAlterNetThis means that while the occurrence itself cannot be made to disappear from record, it is considered a non-event; it is baseless and thus requires no clearance status as it does not count toward a given agency's annual tally of “actual” crime. And ...and more »

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Andrew Cuomo to grant voting rights to paroled felons in New YorkRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe Democratic governor said he will sign an executive order giving the right to vote to those on parole.New York announces it will allow convicted felons on parole to voteThe IndependentCynthia Nixon Isn't Just Running To Make A PointYouTubeCuomo Plans to Restore Voting Rights to Paroled FelonsNew York Timesall 229 news articles »

Special prosecutor appointed to defend Arpaio case rulingHerald PalladiumPHOENIX (AP) — A special prosecutor will be appointed in an appeal over the pardon of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order because President Donald Trump's Justice Department is now refusing to handle the ...

New York Times
A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore. - The New ...New York TimesThey had shown the immigration officer their proof — the eight years of Facebook photos, their 5-year-old son's birth certificate, the letters from relatives and friends affirming their commitment — and now they were so close, Karah de Oliveira ...and more »

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