Breaking the lifelong stigma of a criminal recordThe Philadelphia TribuneFor this reason, clearing criminal records is one of the most impactful ways to help people access opportunities. That is why Black Lives Matter Philadelphia and Community Legal Services have begun partnering on holding expungement clinics. It is also ...

News & Observer
Cooper signs law making it easier for some to clear criminal slatesNews & ObserverSome people who have been convicted of non-violent crimes, done their time and showed that they can stay out of trouble with the law could soon have an easier and shorter path to getting their record cleared from public view. Gov. Roy Cooper signed a ...NC Gov. Cooper: Gov. Cooper Signs Law Securing Thriving Solar Industry, Shows Commitment to Wind Energy with ...Governor Roy Cooperall 32 news articles »

wreg.com
Expungement clinic to offer help clearing records Saturday | WREG ...wreg.comAn event this weekend is offering help for people who want to get an arrest off their record and go to work.and more »

Newsworks.org
Op-ed: Expungements can erase the stigma that haunts people of ...Newsworks.orgA criminal record can haunt a person long after a case has ended, even if that person is found not guilty or all the charges against them are dropped.and more »

Lexington Herald Leader
Matthew Harris Jouett Day to feature rarely seen religious paintingLexington Herald LeaderIf you have a criminal record that is preventing you from getting a job, make plans to attend a free information session on clearing your criminal record at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Kentucky Community and Technical College System, 300 North Main Street ...

eNews Park Forest
New Report Finds More Must Be Done to Fully and Effectively Implement Policies that Help Prevent Labor ...eNews Park ForestTo alleviate the effects of having a criminal record, 29 states to date have adopted so-called ban the box policies, which require employers to remove the box on a job applications that asks about an applicant's criminal record and hold off on ...

Bradenton Herald
It's right to pay the wrongly convicted in FloridaBradenton HeraldIn the past, if an exoneree had another, unrelated felony conviction on his criminal record — the state was off the hook from having to pay for restitution for the wrongful incarceration. Only a handful of people unjustly convicted have received ...

Capital and Main
A California Law Is Helping Immigrants Wipe Slates CleanCapital and Main47 has helped undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Even one day of a ... Stephanie Flores, Eddy Zheng and a woman named Lucero all heard this exact phrase from their respective public defenders following arrests for different crimes committed ...

The Guardian
'Straight up bullshit': inmates paid $1 to clear homeless camps they once lived inThe GuardianBeing homeless doesn't necessarily lead to crime, but a criminal record can mean rejections when applying to rent property, for instance, while drug use, which is more common on the streets than among the general population, raises the risk of ...

Burlington Times News
Father sentenced for hiding murder weaponBurlington Times NewsTate has a long criminal record — including indecent liberties with a minor, possession of stolen property and assault on a female — and that added to the length of his sentence. Tate, Bluford pointed out, has not been convicted of any serious crimes ...

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