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Street Sense Media
DC residents with a criminal record struggle to find work and housing. This nonprofit is trying to change that.Street Sense MediaThe racial disparity in criminal records was immediately clear upon looking around the waiting room of the expungement fair. Mostly white attorneys and volunteers surrounded largely black clients waiting in rows of folding chairs in the center of the room.

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cleared after apology letterHerald and NewsA former Henley High School student harassed by his P.E. coach in 2015 has withdrawn an objection against clearing the coach's criminal record after receiving an apology letter.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 ...

Minnesota Lawyer
Clearing the bar: Should ex-convicts be lawyers?Minnesota LawyerAn estimated 70 million people in the U.S. have a criminal record of some kind, and nearly 700,000 are released from incarceration annually, according to the National Employment Law Project. More than 60 percent of formerly incarcerated people are ...

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile records | News ...The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON — Juvenile criminal records can haunt people long past their punishments, preventing them from getting a job, housing or going to college.and more »

Survivor shaming: California woman puts state's new defense for human trafficking victims to the testSacramento News & ReviewShe wanted their help in clearing the criminal record she established under the yolk of another. They wanted her to help them put the trafficker away. She skipped town when a staffer at the safe house she was staying at told her to cooperate with the ...

Michronicleonline
Project Clean Slate expungement fair is first step toward clean recordMichronicleonlineWho: Please join the City of Detroit Law Department for the Project Clean Slate Expungement Fair where residents can receive legal help in clearing their criminal record. Attorneys will be on hand to advise residents of eligibility requirements for ...

Deutsche Welle
GDR's victims continue fight for justice and recognitionDeutsche Welle"I went to the doorman and told him that I wanted to file paperwork to have my criminal record erased," Dombrowski, now a legislator for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) in the state of Brandenburg, told DW. "Of course, he just ...

Arpaio Hits Snag in Bid to Remove Conviction From RecordU.S. News & World ReportPHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has hit a snag in his bid to get the courts to erase his criminal record now that President Donald Trump has pardoned his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order. ... The development points out ...and more »

Youth and Adult Expungement Clinic set for Nov. 3Dover PostThe clinic will provide free legal aid to help those eligible individuals navigate the process of clearing one's criminal record. This project is the second such clinic held in Kent County this year. Nearly 100 individuals were assisted at the first ...

Washington Post
Devin Patrick Kelley had a violent past, records indicateWashington PostHe passed a Texas Department of Public Safety criminal background check before beginning work there, a spokeswoman said, though she added that Kelley was fired in July — as the season was reaching its peak — because he was “not a good fit.” He was ...and more »

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