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Those looking to have Baton Rouge criminal records cleared can find help SaturdayThe AdvocatePeople with a Baton Rouge criminal record can get help in clearing their record on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Connell's Village on Airline Highway. This will be the 10th monthly Baton Rouge Easy Expungement Screening (BREES), which are held on ...and more »

Officials host info session on clearing criminal recordsWMC Action News 5That's why people interested in getting a criminal record expunged attended an informational session at the Benjamin Hooks Library Monday. "It's time for me to get legit," Kenneth Howell said. Howell showed up to this informational clinic Monday ...

BurlingtonFreePress.com
Vermonters look at clearing marijuana-related criminal records as legalization nearsBurlingtonFreePress.comDespite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness. On July ...A Cleared Marijuana Record Means Vermonters Can Find Job Opportunities, Get Guns — Or Visit CanadaMarijuana.comWhere pot is now legal, no-longer-criminals seek forgivenessPueblo Chieftainall 77 news articles »

MERRY JANE
Rhode Island Now Allows Former Cannabis Offenders to Expunge Their RecordsMERRY JANEAs of this week, any Rhode Island resident that has been convicted of low-level cannabis possession can have their criminal records cleared. Any individual who has been arrested for possessing an ounce or less of weed is now allowed to petition the ...

Weed News (blog)
Governor Cuomo Releases Report Recommending New York State Legalize MarijuanaWeed News (blog)Marijuana prohibition has devastated our communities, saddled hundreds of thousands with criminal records, acted as an easily accessible tool for racially biased policing, and stunted the opportunities for entire generations of mostly New Yorker's of ...and more »

Vermont Public Radio
Should Criminal Records Be Temporary?Vermont Public Radio“When a person comes up positive and has a criminal record, regardless really of what it is, we see that people are being denied from basic opportunities,” she says -- like jobs. Vermont law lets people expunge or seal their record under specific ...

Bennington Banner
Help with clearing their recordsBennington BannerWhatever their cases, the attendees of Thursday's drop-in daylong expungement assistance program at the Vermont Superior Court Bennington sought help in removing old convictions from criminal records. By around 11 a.m., about seven people had ...

Pittsburgh Business Times
Viewpoint: Clean Slate Act gives some second chance to workPittsburgh Business TimesYet, those with past criminal records — including women and men who have worked hard for a second chance — often have a tougher time obtaining a job than the average person. Roughly 3 million Pennsylvanians have a criminal record of some kind ...and more »

Essex County to offer expungement daysvtdigger.orgIn recognition of this statutory change and shifting attitudes toward marijuana, as well as the desire to assist in clearing all qualifying offenses from citizens' records, the Essex County state's attorney has agreed to stipulate to the expungement of ...

WDET
Felony Forgiveness: Detroit Offers Clean Slate for Criminal PastsWDETWhile the City of Detroit provides free legal work to get criminal records expunged, the program is limited by Michigan state law. Current statute allows for some, but not all, charges to be removed. The city can't expunge any more than two misdemeanor ...

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