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Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal recordsWashington PostRebecca Vallas, who leads CAP's work on the issue, said tens of millions of Americans who have committed crimes — from minor infractions to those that took place long ago -- are eligible to have their records cleared or expunged. Yet in order to have ...Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records ...Columbia Daily Heraldall 3 news articles »

Precinct Reporter Group
RISE Program to Assist Residents with Post-Conviction ReliefPrecinct Reporter Group“This program provides an excellent opportunity for prosecutors, police and others involved in the criminal justice system to assist people in clearing low-level criminal matters from their records, so they may change their lives through employment and ...

The State
SC made it easier to hide criminal records from the public. How far should it go?The StateMost notably, that list now includes ways to expunge multiple related offenses if they carry no more than 30 days and a $1,000 fine, and first-offense convictions for possession with the intent to distribute drugs, including cocaine, crack and meth.How far should South Carolina go in making it easier to hide criminal records from public?Greenville NewsSC law that helps criminals erase convictions from public record is 'dangerous,' critics sayPolice Newsall 2 news articles »

New York Times
Shorter Sentences, More Judicial Leeway: What the Criminal Justice Bill Would DoNew York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he would support a bipartisan proposal to change the nation's sentencing and prison laws, clearing a major obstacle to passage of the largest overhaul of the federal corrections system in decades.and more »

Palm Beach Post
Bear Lakes teacher accused of child abuse investigated, cleared for previous incidentPalm Beach PostWEST PALM BEACH — A Bear Lakes Middle School teacher accused of punching a student last week also was investigated for a March incident involving a student, according to Palm Beach County School District records released Wednesday. The teacher, Dennis ...and more »

Expungement Fairs Are Getting Top Cannabis Talent Back In BusinessForbesThroughout the week, organizations will offer free legal clinics to help remove, seal, or reclassify eligible convictions from attendees' criminal records, as well as immigration advice, health screenings, enrollment social benefits, and Get Out the ...and more »
New federal ballistics lab opened in Frederick County, MarylandGuns.comATF Baltimore Field Division Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada said the new facility helps realize the agency's joint commitment to stifling gun-related crimes with state and local law enforcement. “NIBIN is a crucial resource for law enforcement, one ...

How Long Beach plans to help residents expunge marijuana misdemeanors and other low-level convictionsLong Beach Press TelegramWith tens of thousands of marijuana-related convictions in California potentially eligible to be overturned following the legalization of recreational pot, Long Beach is launching a program offering residents free legal help clearing low-level criminal ...and more »

Legal Clinic Launches for Homeless YouthThe SkannerThe New Avenues for Youth Legal Clinic is hoping to better those outcomes through a partnership with the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School. Among several projects that focus on parole, clemency, and complex ... of dollars, so ...

The Root
California Is Using Slave Labor to Fight the WildfiresThe Root“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction” — The 13th Amendment to the Constitution ...and more »

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