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Mass. Legislature Poised To Allow Expungement Of Some Juvenile Criminal RecordsWBURWhen juveniles are convicted of crimes in the state of Massachusetts, their criminal records may haunt them long past their punishments, with the potential to hurt job, housing and education prospects. A provision in a proposed criminal justice reform ...

Chicago airports expect nearly 2 million holiday travelersMyWebTimes.comPeople whose clemency petitions are granted may go to court to try to have their criminal record expunged. All have undergone a recent criminal background check through an Illinois authorities' data system. Rauner announced last year that he'd ...

Please Help! Criminal Record ExpungementLawyers.com Blog (blog)Q: Seven years-ago I took a plea deal. I was 20 years old and made a horrible mistake. This was the one and only time I ever got in trouble. When I took the deal, no one explained to me I would be in ineligible for expungement. Not my lawyer, not the ...

MassLive.com
Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile records | Local News ...Gloucester Daily TimesBOSTON — Juvenile criminal records can haunt people long past their punishments, preventing them from getting a job, housing or going to college.Massachusetts House passes sweeping criminal justice reform ...MassLive.comall 2 news articles »

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House criminal justice bill would allow expungement of marijuana convictionsMassLive.comJeffrey Sanchez, D-Boston, House chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. The marijuana provision is just one aspect of a more significant change: the bill would create a process for the first time for a criminal record in Massachusetts to be expunged.Massachusetts proposes option to expunge marijuana possession recordsThe CannabistHouse Leaders Tee Up Criminal Justice Reform LegislationWBURMass. House leaders look to scale back Senate crime billThe Boston Globeall 112 news articles »

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile recordsThe Salem NewsPauline Quirion, a lawyer and director of the criminal records sealing project at Greater Boston Legal Services, said allowing expungement and reducing the number of years it takes to seal a criminal record will allow thousands of people with prior ...

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Christie vows to help convicted drug offenders before leaving officeNew Jersey 101.5 FM RadioProhibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant's expunged record and bar them from asking about an applicant's criminal record online. Existing law already prohibits oral and written questions about criminal records. — Increase the number of ...

The House takes further steps to reform criminal justice systemBayStateBanner“It made no sense that you can get a CORI sealed for a violent crime, but can't for a resisting arrest charge, which isn't violent.” Juvenile expungement passed in both bills, meaning certain criminal records for young adults ages 18–21 can be sealed ...

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In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away | HuffPostHuffPostSome states have made it possible for people to hide past convictions for possession, cultivation and manufacture of marijuana. By Sophie Quinto...and more »

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Illinois Governor Grants 5 Petitions for Clemency, Denies 97Peoria Public RadioPeople whose clemency petitions are granted may go to court to try to have their criminal record expunged. All have undergone a recent criminal background check through an Illinois authorities' data system. Rauner announced last year that he'd ...and more »

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