Sun Sentinel
Prosecutors to host workshop on clearing criminal recordsSun SentinelPeople who have had a criminal charge in Palm Beach County will be able to learn how to get an arrest wiped from their record through an upcoming workshop. The free program, which is sponsored by the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, aims to ...and more »

Expungement fee punitive, bad policyLexington Herald LeaderLast year the General Assembly took an important step toward allowing people who had been convicted of certain low-level felonies to rebuild their lives by clearing their criminal records. But at the same time they threw up a barrier by setting the fee ...

Fulton County offers chance to clear non-conviction arrest recordsReporter NewspapersFulton County is offering people who have been arrested, but not convicted, on criminal charges to have their records cleared. An April 29 “Record Restriction Summit” will allow people to have certain arrest records expunged, meaning totally erased, ...

Honolulu Civil Beat
Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being ClearedHonolulu Civil BeatA “lack of oversight, monitoring and accountability of the casual hire and payroll process” could result in the DOE hiring employees with criminal histories, overpaying casual hires, paying made-up employees, violating federal employment laws and more, ...

Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Steve Lunetta: Measure H: What's a conservative to do? – Santa ...Santa Clarita Valley SignalOn March 7, residents of Los Angeles County will vote on a radical initiative to combat homelessness. If passed, Measure H would raise $355 million each year ...and more »

CityLab
How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to WorkCityLabIf you live in Kentucky and want to work on a farm, run an HVAC company, or interpret for the deaf community, you'd better not have a criminal record. Those professions and more than 100 others have licensing restrictions in the state based on a person ...

Reuters
Exclusive: Big US banks to push for easing of money laundering rulesReutersFaced with record penalties in recent years over failures to alert authorities to criminal activities, banks say they now over-report, filing hundreds of thousands of SARs out of fear of later falling foul of regulators. “Now we tell banks to file a ...and more »

The Crime Report
How 'Collateral Consequences' Complicate Life After Prison | The ...The Crime ReportOne ex-incarceree can't pick up her kids after school. Others can't find good jobs. Now, a nationwide movement to help ease restrictions on housing, ...and more »

The Texas Observer
Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Growing in the House, But Democrats Need GOP HelpThe Texas ObserverMoody, the new chairman of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, wants to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a fine-only offense. Under Moody's House Bill 81, anyone busted with an ounce of marijuana or less would be subject to a ...

Daily Astorian
World in Brief: Feb. 24, 2017Daily AstorianOLYMPIA, Wash. — The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would make driving under the influence a felony if the driver has three or more prior offenses on their criminal record within 10 years. ... CANNON BALL, N.D. — Oil could be flowing ...FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia storiesCNNall 995 news articles »

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