How One Platform Is Helping Ex-Offenders Clear Their Record  ForbesThis article discusses the platform Clear My Record, which helps ex-offenders to clear their criminal record.

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & ObserverNorth Carolina leaders are considering legislation that would substantially expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their criminal record, and ...

Undoing the Damage of the Drug War  Rolling StoneA criminal record, even for something as seemingly minor as weed possession, can serve as a lifelong stain, preventing someone from getting a job, a house, ...

Some states are expunging marijuana-related convictions. Why isn't Michigan?  Michigan RadioNow that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, what happens to the around 50,0000 people who've previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes ...

Can pot legalization help the poor, minority communities it hurt most?  Pocono RecordComplicating the law-making process are questions about how best to erase marijuana convictions and ensure that people who were arrested for pot benefit ...

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question  Lompoc RecordNEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that ...

N.J. still wants to throw out old marijuana charges, but it just got more confusing  lehighvalleylive.comWith legal weed dead, the state Legislature will now try for medical marijuana expansion and expungement. But the expungement part is still unclear.

Macon Might Soon Write A Ticket For Some Marijuana Possession  Georgia Public BroadcastingMacon-Bibb County held a town hall meeting Tuesday to air opinions on a measure that could make Macon the next Georgia community to punish some ...

“What is it that Manning and Assange are being persecuted for? Revealing the truth”  World Socialist Web SiteWe are publishing the speech of Niles Niemuth, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (US), at the May 12 public meeting in London in defence of ...

The False Promises of Portland's Cannabis Tax - News  The Portland MercuryIt's been two years since Portland voters approved a sales tax on cannabis, having been promised the revenue would go to programs designed to help reverse ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

Marijuana legalization must benefit those disproportionately hurt by past drug laws  Binghamton University Pipe DreamAs the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state is starting to seem less like a liberal's far-reaching wet dream and more imminent as the year ...

Federal Clean Slate law unveiled with bipartisan support  Tribune-ReviewA proposed federal law designed to seal nonviolent criminal records is drawing from the kind of bipartisan support that ushered a similar measure to law in ...

San Jose students, cannabis leaders put pressure on DA Jeff Rosen  San José SpotlightSouth Bay college students and cannabis advocates on Wednesday pressured District Attorney Jeff Rosen to comply with a California law that clears the records ...

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

Image Protect Enters Strategic Partnership with Nationally Recognized Copyright and Infringement Law Firm  Yahoo FinanceIn a Structural Move to Focus Corporate Resources on the Development of the World's First Image Marketplace, Company Joins Distinguished Legal Team.

Automatic Sealing? Expungement? As They Legalize Marijuana, New York Lawmakers Negotiate Clearing Criminal Records  Gotham GazetteMayor de Blasio discusses marijuana policy (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office). New York seems poised to enact the country's first automatic ...

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

Proposed Law Would Broaden Eligibility For Criminal Expungement  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsA bill in the state Legislature would make more individuals with criminal records eligible for expungement.

Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system  TechCrunchSmart cities are designed to make life easier for their residents: better traffic management by clearing routes, making sure the public transport is running on time ...

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

Long Beach Police and Prosecutor urge minor offenders to clear their records  Orange County BreezeMinor offenders charged in Long Beach can take steps to clear their records by participating in a Warrant and Expungement Servicing Event.

Can a Criminal Record Ever Be Fully Expunged?  Pacific StandardEven if a record is officially wiped clean, it's legal for criminal justice agencies and other websites to keep criminal records online.

Clearing an Old Marijuana Conviction Record Just Got a Lot Easier  LA MagazineClearing marijuana conviction records has been possible since Prop 64, but was costly and complex. Now a new law–and some big data tech–hopes to fix that.

Police arrest activists squatting in Venezuelan Embassy | National Politics  Lompoc RecordWASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who have been staging a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington for weeks were arrested Thursday, ...

Boy Scouts say they have worked harder than most organizations to keep children safe  WBFOThe Boy Scouts of America are hitting back at lawyers who say the BSA will be sued in New York State late this summer over sexual abuse by scouting leaders.

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

How to erase your criminal record (yes, that's a thing!)  FOX 29Having a criminal record makes you feel stuck. It's basically a “DO NOT TOUCH” sign for potential employers, universities, military officials, and anyone else with ...

Did Trump Obstruct Justice? Mueller Didn’t Say, but Left a Trail to the Answer  The New York TimesWASHINGTON — The report by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, explored about a dozen episodes in which President Trump's actions raised concerns ...

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Charlotte ObserverSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

ICE Faces Migrant Detention Crunch as Border Chaos Spills Into Interior of the Country  The New York TimesThe crunch in space for processing migrants at the southern border is spreading to ICE detention centers across the country, which are now struggling to ...

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a Clean Slate in Pa.  Philly.comPennsylvania's Clean Slate law, among the nation's most progressive, begins its roll-out Wednesday.

Our View: With cannabis legal, clear criminal records  Press HeraldWhy should one group of citizens pay lifelong consequences for things that others do today with impunity? File photo by Gabe Souza. It's legal for those 21 and ...

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

Clearing of criminal record 'a blessing' for future lawyer  The PantagraphBLOOMINGTON— A sense of relief washed over Kristen Braffet on Thursday as she picked up paperwork that erased a teenage mistake from her record — and ...

Image Protect Inc OTCMKTS: IMTL Enters Strategic Partnership with Nationally Recognized Copyright and Infringement Law Firm  Street RegisterImage Protect Inc OTCMKTS: IMTL protects and monetizes creative works. By uniting technology with a team of copyright experts, we ensure that *content* ...

Clean Slate Campaign Launched to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records for Reformed Ex-Offenders  ESR NEWSOn November 15, 2018, the Center for American Progress (CAP) – an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Conrad Black, Donald Trump And The Intriguing Backstory You Really Need To Know  HuffPost CanadaDonald Trump has pardoned Conrad Black, a former media mogul who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent three-and-a-half ...

Rutgers Law School offering free expungement sessions in Camden  Cherry Hill Courier PostStaff will offer general information sessions on how to clear some criminal convictions.

N.J.'s governor promised to clear weed convictions. Here's just how hard that will be.  NJ.comClearing a criminal record is a difficult, burdensome process in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy could soon make it even worse if he legalizes marijuana.

Expunge all marijuana crimes automatically  The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMarijuana possession is not a crime anymore, so why should former convictions be relevant?

Erasing arrest records could be easier if this bill passes  ABC10.com KXTVAssemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Fransico) introduced legislation Feb. 21 that would allow for an automated process of clearing arrest and conviction records.

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  NPRSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said Monday.

Equity-Oriented Workforce Strategies for a Progressive Infrastructure Plan  Center For American ProgressDownload the PDF here. See also: “Infrastructure Investment Must Create Good Jobs for All” by Karla Walter. Federal investments in infrastructure are vital to ...

The Tragedy At Kano Airport  THISDAY NewspapersThe government should reinforce security and intelligence at the major airports in the country. While we rejoice over the release by the Saudi authorities of Ms ...

100s of pot convictions to be tossed under DA plan: 'A simple matter of justice'  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY – Hundreds of people with marijuana convictions dating back at least 20 years will have their criminal records erased under a plan by the ...

Guest opinion: Help former criminals expunge records and move on with Clean Slate Initiative  Utah PolicyEvery day, thousands of Utahns are burdened by nonviolent criminal records that torpedo good job prospects, deny them homes, and even prevent them from ...

The Free-market Case for a Clean Slate  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyClean-slate laws help people reintegrate into the workforce.

NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal record  Asbury Park PressNew Jersey legislators are expected to institute automatic expungement for marijuana possession as part of any marijuana legalization law.

Prosecutors move to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in California  Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles and San Joaquin prosecutors plan to automatically wipe out tens of thousands of marijuana convictions eligible under Proposition 64.

Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task  Law360An estimated 100 million Americans have criminal records that follow them for life. Some states have moved to ease the burden by passing record-sealing laws ...

The ‘Clean Slate’ bill would let people move on from their mistakes.  Hartford CourantClean Slate gives people who have moved on from the worst moments of their lives the chance to earn their success by removing obstacles to a home, ...

Fulton holding another event to help people expunge arrest records  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFulton County wants to help clear arrests, charges and minor blemishes from citizens' criminal records through a free expungement event on Aug. 11.

Eaze and Code for America Announce First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Help Clear 250,000 Criminal Records  Associated PressPress release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Inslee pardons pot convictions of 13 Washington residents. Now lawmakers may clear criminal records for 200,000 more.  The Seattle TimesLegislation that would allow erasure of more than 226000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions is being considered by state lawmakers.

California Company Launching Program to Help Expunge Cannabis Convictions Under Prop. 64  Cannabis Business TimesHeally's *Fresh* Start program will guide applicants through the expungement process with pro-bono legal counsel.

Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama law  Anniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows ...

How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to Work  CityLabAbout 70 million Americans have criminal records, and some of them struggle to find jobs decades after their offense. Advocates of expungement say it levels the ...

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily NewsStaffers for DA Cy Vance Jr. are launching an information page on the office's website this week with instructions on how to apply to have their records sealed ...

Concerns over domestic violence prompt proposed changes to annulment bill  Concord MonitorAuthors of a bill originally intended to expedite the process of clearing the criminal records of young offenders and victims of PTSD proposed an amendment ...

GOP Caucus chair wants House Ethics Committee changes  The Daily MemphianNASHVILLE – House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton said Friday the House Ethics Committee needs to be revamped amid a lawmaker's claims ...

THE MAYOR'S UPDATE – NEWS AND INFORMATION  Garden City NewsThe Board of Trustees and staff continue to work on numerous projects, including improvements to the Village's infrastructure, the LIRR Third Track and its.

What happens to old marijuana convictions in states where it’s now legal?  Boston.comBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to ...

Procedure to expunge criminal record  News24THE Mount Road Police would like to make the community aware of the procedure that must be followed when applying for a criminal record to be expunged.

Bitcoin-Bashing Democrat Calls for Blanket Ban on Cryptocurrencies  CCNBy CCN: Bitcoin-bashing Democrat Congressman Brad Sherman is urging his colleagues to pass a law that would ban cryptocurrencies in the United States.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall ProjectA Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding ...

N.J.'s top court just made it easier for recovering addicts to clean up their criminal record  NJ.comThe New Jersey Supreme Court found too many hurdles for people who graduated drug court to expunge their records and start a new chapter.

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean  Bankrate.comAnyone who carries a criminal record knows just how much it costs. Yet, there are some steps that past offenders can take to wipe the slate clean.

Low Unemployment Makes Employers More Willing to Hire Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records in 2019  ESR NEWSWith record low unemployment, employers should be more willing to hire ex-offenders with the necessary skills to make sure they are not eliminating job ...

Expungement Fairs Are Getting Top Cannabis Talent Back In Business  ForbesFrom October 20 to 27, organizations will offer free record-clearing and legal advice for National Expungement Week, and hopefully help cannabis veterans ...

California Prosecutors Move to Clear Old Pot Convictions  ReasonRecreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.

'Revolutionary' technology helps clear past convictions faster in San Joaquin County  ABC10.com KXTVSTOCKTON, Calif. — Criminal records are being cleared faster than ever before at the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, thanks to some new ...

The swamp waters are getting hot | Toni Butero  West Side Index & Gustine Press-StandardBreaking news came from Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday night of the appointment of U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut to “review all intelligence ...

Shutting former criminals out of opportunity is economically foolish  USA TODAYNearly half of all children have a parent with a criminal record, and US is losing $87 billion a year in GDP by not employing them.

What’s New in Civic Tech: CfA Justice Project Gets Donations  Government TechnologyThis Saturday is April 20, colloquially known as 4-20 and celebrated nationwide by those who enjoy recreational marijuana. To honor the day, the cannabis ...

Louisville Organizations Mount Effort To Clear Criminal Records En Masse  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleOne of the largest efforts comes from the Louisville Urban League, which received a large gift allowing it to spend $100000 on expunging records this year ...

Arpaio criminal record case 1 step closer to moving forward  Arizona Daily StarPHOENIX — The legal case of whether former Phoenix metro sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is ...

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon thousands convicted of marijuana possession  NBCNews.comWashington Gov. Jay Inslee said he plans to pardon thousands convicted of small-time marijuana possession, saying people should not be punished for a ...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records  American River CurrentAmerican River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this ...

Program helps clear criminal records, renews confidence  The AdvocateRICHMOND — When Joe Williams arrived at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium he had hope in his heart and determination in his eyes. Williams, like many ...

Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more  UN NewsThis Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human ...

Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot  Detroit Free PressIf voters approve legalized marijuana in November, thousands of Michiganders might look to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San Francisco  Fast CompanyNow that weed is legal in California, people with old marijuana arrests can have their records cleared. Code for America, working with the SF District Attorney's ...

When It Comes to Rape, Just Because a Case Is Cleared Doesn’t Mean It’s Solved  ProPublicaSome police departments, turning to a designation that's supposed to be used sparingly, make it seem as though they've solved a significant number of rape ...

Canadians convicted of simple cannabis possession will soon be able to apply for a pardon  The Globe and MailThe government has also decided not to embark on a more complex process of clearing all criminal records proactively.

Expungement clinic scheduled at Goodwill Industries | News  Bowling Green Daily NewsTwo expungement fairs last year led to some 20 people getting jobs, according to South Central Workforce Development Board President and CEO Robert ...

West Virginians weigh in on clean slate law for criminal records  WV NewsBRIDGEPORT — Area residents gave their opinions Sunday on whether or not some kind of clean slate law should exist in the Mountain State as it does in ...

Democrats intensify pressure on Trump as Pelosi accuses Barr of 'crime'  Japan TodayDemocrats intensified their pressure on President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General ...

Bill Lee's plan to eliminate criminal expungement fee heads to Senate floor with support  The TennesseanTennessee Governor Bill Lee's plan would eliminate the $180 expungement fee, making it easier for thousands of eligible offenders to get a clean criminal ...

Trafficking survivors shed an unjust label: ‘criminal’  The Christian Science MonitorAs attitudes about justice in sex trafficking cases change, more states are giving survivors a chance to clear away convictions for prostitution. But the ...

K-pop group BTS's rabid fanbase is delivering crazy Twitter engagement numbers  AxiosThe hyper-engaged fanbase of BTS, a Korean boy band, and a handful of other popular K-pop groups are bringing American publishers off-the-charts Twitter ...

Legal weed in N.J. would allow people caught with 5 pounds of pot to clear their records  NJ.comChanges to the marijuana legalization bill would allow tens of thousands more people to get their marijuana convictions expunged.

A new lease on life: Sober for 13 years, Brainerd man gets pardon...  Brainerd DispatchDerek Rygh looks back at his life and is surprised he is still alive. There were things in his life he had no control over. Other things, he had control over, but a ...

If New York legalizes marijuana, will it wipe out old convictions?  Times Union ALBANY — Lauren Manning sees the harm of marijuana prohibition every day. Through her work with the Center for Law and Justice, an Albany nonprofit that ...

Here's New Mexico Militia Leader Johnny Horton Jr.'s Bizarre Arrest Record  Southern Poverty Law CenterLike how he's in direct contact with President Donald Trump and advising the commander-in-chief on border security. Or how he's planning to lead hundreds of ...

How a Push to Legalize Pot in N.J. Became a Debate on Race and Fairness  The New York TimesNew Jersey has linked a proposal to clear hundreds of thousands of past criminal convictions with its effort to legalize recreational marijuana.

When You Can't Afford the Cost of Clearing Your Record  YES! MagazineAdrienne broke the law: Caught speeding on her way home from work in Memphis, Tennessee, she pled guilty to charges of reckless driving and reckless ...