Op-ed: Philly's next district attorney should fight poverty, not just crimeNewsworks.orgFor people who have had contact with the system, the DA should broadly support criminal record clearing. Allowing a person to clear their record is one of the most effective poverty-fighting tools that the DA has. Without a criminal record, it is far ...and more »

WSOC Charlotte
Mecklenburg County court system conducts record expungement clinicWSOC Charlotte“We try to help people get back on their feet, clear their record, get a job,” McFadden said. Attorneys offered up their time, along with other professionals. They met with clients, and at times, helped clear criminal records, depending on the type of ...

Center For American Progress
Six States Leading the Charge on Second-Chance PoliciesCenter For American ProgressA number of bills pending in the Tennessee Legislature aim to reform the state's re-entry policies. Among them is a piece of legislation that would improve access to record-clearing for people with criminal convictions by reducing the state's ...

Seven Days
Convict-Turned-Lawmaker Pushes Criminal Justice Reform in VermontSeven DaysWillhoit spearheaded legislation to make more people eligible for deferred sentences, and he played a lead role defending the bill to clear criminal records. Both passed in the House, as did a bill he sponsored to give foster parents a limited role in ...

The Boston Globe
In wake of suicide, Aaron Hernandez conviction could be voidedThe Boston GlobeIn that case, Healy said, abatement ab initio complicated the civil proceedings that followed. The Salvi abatement also sparked an effort in 1997 by the Legislature to block the courts from clearing the records of inmates who die before their appeals ...and more »

San Francisco Chronicle
In Richmond, high number of homicides go unsolvedSan Francisco ChronicleBut city police records obtained by The Chronicle show that from 2011 through 2016, roughly 40 percent of the 119 homicides in Richmond were cleared, a rate still well below national, statewide and Contra Costa County averages for that period. The ...
Federal court: Fairfield mother of 4 will be deportedCincinnati.comKersh and the ministers have argued that Trujillo-Diaz is a hard-working mother and wife, who has no criminal record and should not be deported. They say she does not fit the profile of the illegal immigrants that President Donald Trump said would be ...and more »

Lawn care service accused of selling off obsolete customer accountsFox17Rick Luna of Luna Lawn and Land Clearing, is accused of selling an obsolete customer list to a Grand Rapids-area lawn care service. The Lansing man is ... He has filed for bankruptcy twice and has a criminal record, but no past offenses concerning fraud.

The Mercury
Pa. Lt. Gov. Stack pushes for 2nd chance for offenders - The MercuryThe MercuryWEST CHESTER >> Many ex-offenders who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony deserve a “second chance,” Lt. Gov. Michael J. Stack said ...and more »
A day to expunge criminal records is hugely popular in PhillyPhilly.comMeghan Claiborne and John Coyle never imagined that the little volunteer project they decided to shepherd on behalf of the Young Lawyers Division of the ...and more »

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