Criminal records can be a ‘life sentence to poverty.’ This state is automatically sealing some.  Washington PostResearch shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it. Petitioning for a clean record can be confusing and costly.

The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence  ProPublicaDozens of convicted criminals have been hired as cops in Alaska communities. Often, they are the only applicants. In Stebbins, every cop has a criminal record, ...

Undocumented Oklahomans Without a Criminal Record Increasingly Face Deportation  Oklahoma WatchAs the Trump administration prepares to launch immigration raids, fears of arrest among Oklahoma's undocumented immigrants grow. But those fears were ...

Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It.  ProPublicaThe seven officers in Stebbins, Alaska, explain their criminal records and what it's like to serve as a police officer there.

Free legal clinics offered for people with criminal records  The Willits NewsRoot & Rebound is hosting free reentry legal clinics for people with criminal records in Northern California. Are you facing barriers because of an arrest or ...

Suspect killed in hostage situation ID’d; he had criminal record, active warrants  Fort Worth Star-TelegramA man who was shot and killed by police in west Fort Worth after holding several people hostage, including children, has been identified by the Tarrant County ...

How Race, Place, and Criminal Record Affect Hiring  CityLabA new study looks at how race, a criminal record, and an employer's proximity to recent violent events affect a person's job prospects—with surprising results.

Unlocking the Bar: Stanford Law Study Recommends Improving Access to the Legal Profession for Qualified People with Criminal Records in California | Stanford Law School  Stanford University NewsJuly 17, 2019 — The Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC) and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession released a report today on admission barriers to ...

Marijuana Helps Control His Seizures, but the Courts Won't Seal His Criminal Record  Washington City PaperThe D.C. Council is considering two bills to tax and regulate weed.

ICE raids won't only affect immigrants with high threat criminal record  MSNBCTrump has widened the range of who will be effected by the ICE raid. NBC's Julia Ainsley gives us more details.

Employers: Applicants With Criminal Histories Deserve a Fair Chance | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.comWe hear it over and over again: one brush with the law and it is over. Employers will reject you out of hand even if your criminal record is decades old regardless ...

Every cop in this Alaskan police department has a domestic violence record: report  New York Post Every cop in one Alaska city has a domestic violence record -- including the chief, a shocking new investigation into lax hiring standards at police departments ...

Pennsylvania Becomes First State To Automatically Seal Certain Criminal Records  CBS PittsburghPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania began automatically sealing criminal records from over 30 million cases Friday under the Clean Slate law. It's the first ...

Willie James Hemphill's long criminal record | In the Dark  APM ReportsDuring nearly 30 years of crimes, he's shown a quick temper, and a penchant for daytime robberies and violence against women. July 2, 2019 | by Parker Yesko ...

How to help people with criminal records break barriers to employment  ABA JournalHarley Blakeman is the founder of the website Honest Jobs, where formerly incarcerated people like himself can find work. (Photo from Harley Blakeman.).

Momentum grows for bill banning criminal history question  WJBF-TVTwo U.S. senators are teaming up in an effort to ban federal agencies and contractors from asking a job candidate's criminal history.

How Kamala Harris would increase housing assistance for people with criminal records  POLITICOThe bill comes two months after the California Democrat introduced legislation to assist public defenders financially.

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMA couple of years ago, Dalisia Brye got into a fight. “I'm not perfect,” she says, adding that “a bad decision in the heat of the moment" might have been.

Dallas County to Hold Event to Clear Some People's Criminal Records  Dallas ObserverDallas County will hold its annual expunction expo later this year. During the event, eligible people will meet with volunteer attorneys to have their criminal ...

Ayoola Ajayi, suspect in MacKenzie Lueck's murder, expunged his Utah theft case, clearing his record  Salt Lake TribuneThe 2012 report from Utah State University says police there wanted Ayoola Ajayi charged with a class B misdemeanor for stealing an iPad. What happened ...

Suspected arsonist has criminal record  NHK WORLDPolice say the man suspected of causing the fatal fire at an animation studio in Kyoto is Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old resident of Saitama City, near Tokyo.

LAPD informant infiltrated left-wing activists during Trump protests, records show  Los Angeles TimesFor four weeks in 2017, the LAPD tasked a confidential informant with monitoring and recording the activities of Refuse Fascism L.A., records show.

Pennsylvania Begins Automatically Sealing Millions of Criminal Records  GoverningOne study, conducted at the University of Michigan Law School, found people who received expungements saw their wages increase by an average of 25 ...

Ukraine president kicks official out of meeting over criminal record  ReutersUkraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a regional official expelled from a meeting broadcast live on television on Wednesday because of a past criminal ...

Detroiters seek to expunge their criminal records for a fresh start  The Detroit NewsProject Clean Slate attorney Kavita Uppal, a former assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, helps Gary Taylor of Detroit with his expungement application at a City ...

Fairfield Uber driver with past criminal record arrested for sexual assault of minor  WTNH.comA convicted felon working as an Uber driver is charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.

Ukrainian President Kicks Out 'Rogue' Official From Meeting Over Criminal Record  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyUkraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy booted a regional government official with a criminal record from a meeting that was broadcast on live television.

Forsyth County attorneys to offer criminal record expungement clinic  Forsyth County News OnlineAccording to local attorney Evan Watson, each year countless Georgia residents go about their daily lives totally unaware that a past criminal history is following ...

Harris, Ocasio-Cortez pitch bill to increase housing assistance for individuals with criminal record | TheHill  The HillSen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a 2020 White House hopeful, and Rep.

Startup's More-Nuanced Background Check Helps Ex-Offenders Get Jobs  ForbesThe cards clearly are stacked against formerly imprisoned inmates once they try to re-enter the mainstream. Employers often simply won't hire ex-offenders, ...

Legislation reduces barriers for applicants with criminal convictions to obtain occupational licenses  Oklahoman.comEvan Way is a Crowe & Dunlevy attorney and member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Legislation making changes to occupational licensing ...

Records Show Repeated DWI Arrests for Man Accused in Death of Former City Councilwoman - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthThe man suspected of driving the wrong way and crashing into the car of former Dallas City Councilwoman Carolyn Davis, killing her and her daughter, is a ...

Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Criminal background checks in the Ban the Box era  Business Management DailyIf and when to use hiring tools such as background checks for employment and criminal background checks depends on many factors.

Project Clean Slate Helps Detroit Residents Wipe Criminal Records  Crime ReportUnder a program called Project Clean Slate, hundreds of Michigan residents are trying to expunge their records of criminal convictions, driven by prospects of ...

Outrage as it’s revealed every single cop in Alaskan police department has a criminal record for domestic v  The SunUnderstaffed police departments in the small town of Stebbins, Alaska, are so desperate for new recruits they've taken to hiring dozens of convicted criminals.

I am 15. I'm Blocking Your Commute So My Generation Has Jobs To Go To, and a Planet to Live On | Opinion  Newsweek"I am going to be late for work because of you! You lot don't have jobs to go to!" a red-faced woman yelled at last month's youth climate march in London.

Where Law-and-Order Justice Still Reigns in New York City  The New York TimesThe district attorney of Staten Island is a Democrat, but don't expect him to jump on the progressive wave of criminal justice reforms.

Successful Job Searching with a Criminal Record | Local News I Racine County Eye - Racine, Wisconsin  Racine County EyeFrom a DUI charge to petty theft, successful job searching with a criminal record is definitely an uphill battle. Many convicted felons strive to obtain a job as it ...

The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner  ProPublicaJuries convicted Ricky Joyner twice. Once in 1994 and again in 1998, after he won his first appeal. Prosecutors called the case cut and dried. But we looked ...

Felon to spend up to five years in prison for felony forgery charges  Rexburg Standard JournalREXBURG — A convicted felon will spend up to five years in prison for his role in a forgery case that sent his co-defendant to prison for up to 12.

Oakland County Removes Question About Criminal Record From Job Applications  WDETStarting Aug. 1, Oakland County will no longer ask most job applicants whether they've ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. In June, the county Board of ...

Driver in Wewoka crash that killed passenger has criminal record  KOCO Oklahoma CityThe driver in a fiery Seminole County crash that killed 20-year-old Trayvon Miller has criminal history.

What this CEO learned from hiring ex-felons  Fast CompanyThe CEO of meal delivery *service Fresh* n' Lean shares the lessons she learned from hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.

Number of ICE detainees with no criminal record rises sharply, defying Trump rhetoric  Center for Public IntegrityPresident Donald Trump tweeted in May that his administration was detaining “bad hombres,” a racially charged phrase he'd used also used during his ...

Illinois marijuana legalization allows criminal record clearing  KMOXSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are nearly 800000 criminal records in Illinois for marijuana possession despite a new state law legalizing it.

State sees surge in requests to seal criminal records  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law making it easier for people to seal their criminal records has prompted a surge of requests, overwhelming state officials.

Trio facing drug-related charges have hearings rescheduled  Twin Falls Times-NewsTWIN FALLS — Three people charged with felony drug crimes appeared in court Friday morning but had their hearings moved to August.

'Big Brother': Was Jackson Michie Arrested? Did CBS Ignore His Criminal Record?  Soap DirtBig Brother fans are spreading screen shots claiming that Jackson Michie has a crimminal past. But is what they are sharing true?

Husband arrested in death of Oildale woman has a violent criminal record  KGET 17BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A man is behind bars accused of murdering his 57-year-old wife. Deputies made the gruesome discovery in Oildale Thursday ...

National Immigration Raids Cause Angst For Many Living In The Wasatch Back  KPCWPark City's resort economy relies on *service* workers who work in the hospitality industry. Immigrants, many undocumented, often make up that work force.

Found in licensed central Iowa day cares: Drugs, felons and abused children  Des Moines RegisterSome providers involved in the most egregious child care violations in central Iowa continue to provide day care, a review of inspection reports shows.

Love After Lockup Brittany ex Tito arrest details, criminal history, mug shot  StarcasmLove After Lockup: Life After Lockup star Brittany Santiago is headed into a bitter custody battle for her four-year-old son Giovanni with Giovanni's dad Tito.

Safety information about Iowa day cares isn't always available, even if a child dies. What parents need to know.  Des Moines RegisterIowa parents who try to research the safety records of day care providers and facilities often don't have access to basic information — including whether a child ...

‘I saw hate': Friends of Steak ‘n Shake shooting victim attend suspect's first court appearance  FOX 46 CharlotteFriends and co-workers of the man shot and killed during an armed robbery at a Steak 'n Shake were at the suspect's first court appearance on Friday.

Police officers illegally use information from arrests that have been sealed, lawsuit says  ABA JournalFile photo. When a man named J.J. was arrested in the Bronx in 2016, the public defenders assigned to represent him assumed he'd get a good plea deal.

Bay Area residents with criminal records struggle to find housing  Marin Independent JournalAn estimated one in five Californians -- 8 million people -- has a criminal record, and many are denied housing because of it.

St. Paul resident upset over homeless encampment threatened to hunt, kill city staffer, charges say  St. Paul Pioneer PressA St. Paul man declared “all-out war” against a policy adviser in the mayor's office when the city failed to remove a homeless encampment near his home, ...

Expelled former Rep. Jeremy Durham still under federal criminal investigation, his lawyer says  The TennesseanAfter nearly three years, expelled former Rep. Jeremy Durham is still under federal investigation, according to his attorney. The finding comes amid Durham's ...

Second chance: County program offers alternative to first-time drug offenders  Ravalli RepublicSome people arrested on a first-time drug-related offense in Ravalli County are being offered a second chance to keep their record clean.

Automatic expungement bill proposed for misdemeanor cannabis crimes  WWMT-TVCriminal records can hinder people from getting a job, apartment, or other day-to-day life events and a Democratic state senator wants to automatically clear ...

It's time to reconsider job applicants with criminal records  American BankerCredit unions and the rest of the financial services sector, in the spirit of recent criminal justice reform, should be more open to hiring workers with low-level ...

‘Suicidal’ man who climbed SteelStacks furnace sent to jail  Allentown Morning CallThe man who Bethlehem police say climbed the SteelStacks furnace where he remained for 21 hours has been arraigned on charges.

PA's 'Clean Slate' To Seal 30 Million Criminal Records  Crime ReportStarting this week, Pennsylvania will automatically begin sealing 30 million records of criminal charges that did not result in convictions as well as summary ...

Former Fawn Grove man avoids criminal record in alleged domestic assault  York DispatchTyler Paterniti's felony charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty to a summary offense of harassment, akin in seriousness to a traffic ticket.

#SHRM19: Giving a second chance to people with criminal records  SmartBriefThere's no courage without vulnerability.” Brene Brown returned to that phrase multiple times during her Monday keynote at SHRM's annual conference and ...

Oakland County bans criminal history box on government job applications  The Oakland PressOakland County has "banned the box." On June 12, the county board of commissioners approved a resolution, by party line vote, that prohibits the county from ...

Small amounts of pot poised to be decriminalized, criminal records expunged in NY  ABC NewsThe New York state legislature voted overnight to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of low-level pot offenders ...

Wyandotte County DA offering weekly chances to wipe criminal record clean  WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office is now offering free access to legal help for convicted criminals to clear their records.

Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois on Tuesday became the 11th state to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana for adults, a major victory for cannabis advocates who ...

Man accused in store owner’s murder has lengthy criminal record  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The man accused in the murder of a Berclair store owner has spent more than two decades in and out of jail, court records show. Police say ...

Man indicted after police say teen sexually assaulted in vacant Severna Park house  CapitalGazette.comA Washington D.C. construction worker was indicted last week on assault and sex offense charges after police said he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in a ...

Paul Staehle's Criminal Record & Arrest History on 90 Day Fiancé  Heavy.comPaul Staehle, star of the hit reality series "90 Day Fiance," was denied permanent residency in Brazil due to his criminal history. Read on for more details.

Driver charged in Jayde Marks' death was her friend: Lawyer  The Journal News | LoHud.comMichael Mercado, 22, a West Haverstraw firefighter, pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter for alleged DWI crash in which Jayde Marks was killed.

In Minneapolis' tight housing market, does tenant screening go too far?  Minnesota Public Radio NewsIn Minneapolis, there's a roaring debate over landlord screening of would-be tenants. Proposed restrictions on criminal background checks and security deposits ...

Minnesota man avoids Montana prison sentence after mistaken identity  Great Falls TribuneA Minnesota man narrowly avoided a five-year prison sentence in Montana after officials mistook his brother's criminal history for his own.

Gardner Says Her Reforms Have Made The City Safer  St. Louis Public RadioThe St. Louis prosecutor says changes she's made in how the circuit attorney's office fights crime have made the city safer. “We have to stop having this.

Oregon man who sold counterfeit rifle scopes sentenced to probation  OregonLiveThe owner of an outdoor gear retailer based in Columbia City was sentenced Thursday to five years of federal probation for selling counterfeit Leupold rifle ...

Roger Stone Planned to Headline a Fundraiser Hosted by a Convicted Fraudster  Mother JonesRoger Stone, the former adviser to Donald Trump, has appeared at strip clubs, sold signed rocks, developed a catch phrase, and publicly pleaded poverty to ...

Some convicted killers could have prison records wiped  BBC NewsSome convicted killers, sex offenders and drug dealers could have their records wiped under new plans to help them back to work. People sentenced to more ...

How Do You Know If Someone Has A Criminal Record  Virtual-Strategy MagazineAnytime someone completely new enters your professional or personal life, you never know what to expect. Some people might hang around for fleeting ...

Wyandotte County's New Expungement Program Could Help People With Criminal Records Get Jobs  KCURWyandotte Country District Attorney Mark Dupree is on the lookout for folks with criminal records. He wants to talk with them about the possibility of.

30 million criminal cases will be sealed in Pennsylvania starting Friday. Here’s what you need to know  Allentown Morning CallPennsylvania's Clean Slate law is the first in the nation to automatically seal some criminal records via technology. Starting Friday, an automated computer ...

Christian Formation & Youth Missioner (PT)  Episcopal News ServiceSt. Anne's by the Field Episcopal Church in Ankeny, IA, is looking for a part-time Christian Formation & Youth Missioner intern. The church Christian Formation ...

Second Isles of Vero Beach employee arrested amid ongoing burglaries  TCPalmINDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A Vero Beach man was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of burglaries at the Isles of Vero Beach retirement facility.

Project PA: Just uncovered documents give 'Kids for Cash' victim hope in getting kids back  fox56.comThere are late-breaking developments in our Project PA story we first brought you last week. Joshua Fromel is one of the thousands of victims in the “Kids for ...

Victim reports sex offender's coaching role with Housatonic youth league  Berkshire EagleGREAT BARRINGTON — Joseph Cahoon was on Facebook when his childhood rapist's profile showed up on his screen in the 'People you may know' section.

Lawyers volunteer to help people with criminal records land jobs in model Montgomery County program  Allentown Morning CallThe Montgomery County Bar Association launched a program to help people with criminal records find jobs and reenter society. It's something the Lehigh Valley ...

Booming economy, low unemployment mean second chance for ex-felons  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMany employers still hesitate, but more labor-starved industries like construction are hiring people with prison history amid low unemployment.

Man cited for animal cruelty after pics of dog pulling bricks on chain go viral  WBTVROCKWELL, N.C. (WBTV) - Scottie Lee Lewis, 28, a man with an extensive criminal record, has now been cited for animal cruelty after pictures posted to social ...

Criminal justice reform in NC: Records may be easier to erase, judges to get more sentencing discretion  WRAL.comA bill that would make it simpler to expunge nonviolent criminal records is headed for a vote on the House floor, while a proposal to give judges more sentencing ...

Flying to Canada After a Criminal Conviction - Legal & Medical Services (PPS) | AOPA  AOPA PilotEvery year, thousands of Americans who possess criminal histories successfully fly into Canada. Our neighbors to the north have much to offer in the way of ...

Historic Pa. law to automatically seal millions of criminal charges starting Friday  WHYYThat's the number of criminal charges in Pennsylvania that will be eligible for automatic sealing when the second phase of the state's Clean Slate law kicks in ...

Health insurance fraud: companies make it easy for scammers to steal millions  Vox.comInsurers are regarded as defenders of health care dollars, but the case of David Williams shows how they allow costs to rise.

Avon standoff: Suspect has lengthy criminal record  HOI ABCOn Wednesday after almost 19 hours police were able to arrest a man they believe shot and killed a Fulton County Deputy. Police confirmed they arrested.

Man who climbed to top of SteelStacks blast furnace is jailed after hospital stay  lehighvalleylive.comA 25-year-old Berks County man, who was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after holding off police for nearly a day following his climb last weekend to ...

Ronald's Gambling Addiction & Criminal Record on 90 Day Fiancé  Heavy.comRonald Smith recently opened up about his gambling addiction to fans on Instagram. The South African native also has a criminal history that he kept from his ...

Stanford's resilient researcher  Stanford University NewsNoel Vest, PhD, hasn't let his past experiences with addiction and incarceration keep him from a science career.

Salt Lake County Hires Man to Help Clear Criminal Records  U.S. News & World ReportSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amy Daeschel's life quickly spiraled.

Will a past misdemeanor show up in an employer background check? Ask HR  USA TODAYMost employers do background checks, so if you are concerned about a transgression in your past, it's wise to be honest in a job interview.