Statement of U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia before the D.C. Council regarding Record Sealing  Department of Justice

Michigan's new expungement laws kick in Sunday. Here's how to get help.  Detroit Free Press

DUI convictions stay on your record for life in Illinois; lawmaker pushes for record sealing on certain conditions

Conn. Lawmakers Will Consider 'Clean Slate' Bill To Expunge Some Criminal Records  Connecticut Public Radio

Over 1,400 seek fresh start through Minnesota expungement program  INFORUM

Rep. Nick Milroy column: Wisconsin needs expungement reform  Superior Telegram

Here's how Michigan's expungement laws will change this spring  Detroit Free Press

Criminal justice reform: What is it and why is it important?  freshwatercleveland

Deadline Day: Banning 'ghost guns,' prohibiting cat declawing and bail reform all advance  The Nevada Independent

Family sues Fargo schools after daughter reports 2 fellow students raped her  Brainerd Dispatch

Michigan criminal record expungement bills head to Whitmer's desk  Detroit Free Press

Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnage  The Associated Press

He Said He Loved Her. Then He Went to the F.B.I.  The New York Times

House passes bill automatically sealing many criminal records 8 years after sentence completed  Roanoke Times

New ‘Clean Slate’ laws to automate criminal record expungement process, expand eligibility criteria in Michigan  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

California mass shooting suspect shouldn’t have had a gun. How’d he get it?  Sacramento Bee

Long deadlocked, Virginia lawmakers reach compromise to seal past criminal convictions  Virginia Mercury

Grandmother pursues right to sue caseworkers for toddler's death  The Highland County Press

Prostitution charges against Fettes dropped due to 'lack of evidence'  Journal Times

Virginians could have some criminal records expunged under pending legislation

Two men indicted on murder charges in 2012 shootings in downtown Portland  Press Herald

Michigan criminal record expungement bills a step closer to Senate vote  Detroit Free Press

In Vermont, restorative justice under statute may not lead to equitable services  Concord Monitor

Court: Minnesota man can't have gun permit, despite domestic violence expungement  St. Cloud Times

Vt. bill expanding expungements for old crimes moves forward  WCAX

Lawmakers trying to reach compromise on criminal record expungement

When I was 12, I was charged with menacing with a deadly weapon. The killing of Adam Toledo is a reminder of my White privilege.  The Washington Post

Michigan moves to allow first-time drunk drivers to expunge conviction  Bridge Michigan

A criminal record can be a lifelong sentence. Lawmakers want to provide a clean slate.  Roanoke Times

Family ‘Traumatized' After NYPD Storms Queens Home in No-Knock Raid Seen on Camera  NBC New York

Criminal records expungement expansion in Georgia takes effect Jan. 1  The Center Square

For many with criminal convictions in their past, the ‘Clean Slate’ bill would open doors long closed  The CT Mirror

California Bill Would Seal 2 Million Criminal Records  NBC Bay Area

Matt Bevin pardoned them. Should they be able to make their convictions disappear?  Courier Journal

Advancing Clean Slate: The Need for Automatic Record Clearance During the Coronavirus Pandemic  Center For American Progress

In law enforcement, person's past can sink chances for job  Arkansas Online

Your rights when you’re looking for a job and you have a criminal record  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Erasing criminal history  Albuquerque Journal

Lawmakers Debate Automatic Erasure of Low-Level Convictions | CTNewsJunkie  CT News Junkie

Legislators Find Compromise On Old Criminal Records  WVTF

N.Y. pols propose 'clean slate' legislation to seal and expunge criminal records  The New York State Senate

Clinic helps survivors of domestic violence navigate expungement process in Indiana  ND Newswire

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPR

Senate passes bill allowing Utahns to check criminal records of people they want to date  Standard-Examiner

Automatic expungement plan would offer a 'Clean Slate' with bipartisan support  Lansing State Journal

Georgia lawmakers pass bill that gives court the ability to expunge non-violent records  ABC News

Groups, lawmakers push to ease expungement of low-level criminal convictions  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Conviction, Imprisonment, and Lost Earnings: How Involvement with the Criminal Justice System Deepens Inequality

'This is a huge step forward': A second chance for Georgians with a criminal history

Eight crewmen have pleaded guilty as probe continues into a record 20-ton cocaine bust on a Philly ship  The Philadelphia Inquirer

How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

New CA bill could remove nearly 50 years of low-level criminal records  KSBY San Luis Obispo News

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

State Officials: Nearly 500000 Marijuana Arrest Records Have Been Expunged  WTTW News

‘It’s the right thing to do,’ Countless North Carolinians eligible for expungements under new law  WBTV

Some Michigan drunken drivers would get records expunged in bipartisan bill  Bridge Michigan

A Look at Illinois' Marijuana Expungement Efforts - WTTW News  WTTW News

Winfield to swap out Lamont’s Clean Slate bill with a broader measure  The CT Mirror

Del. pastor who delivered Biden’s inaugural prayer supports ‘clean slates’ for formerly incarcerated  WHYY

Stoney urges General Assembly to pass automatic expungement legislation  8News

Peever Man Charged with Interstate Domestic Violence, Kidnapping, and Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person  Department of Justice

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5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020  Center For American Progress

San Diego DA, Public Defender to host free criminal record relief clinic  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Second-chance criminal records bill clears Georgia legislature  Savannah Morning News

Loudonville man arrested on illegal weapons and domestic violence charges  NEWS10 ABC

For Many With Criminal Convictions In Their Past, The 'Clean Slate' Bill Would Open Doors  Connecticut Public Radio

Committee hears Minnesota Clean Slate legislation aiming to enact automatic expungement for some crimes  The Center Square

Michigan eyes reform to costly, confusing system of expunging criminal records  Bridge Michigan

A Federal Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform

How the Biden Administration Should Better Protect Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Like Me  Gotham Gazette

These Political Candidates Are Embracing Their Criminal Records  The Marshall Project

Second Chance Act: Gov. Cooper signs bill into law that would allow people to clear non-violent crimes from record  WTVD-TV

Lamont to introduce Clean Slate legislation in next session  The CT Mirror

Got a criminal record? R.I. A.G. to host open house so you can see if it can be expunged  The Providence Journal

Get help expunging your criminal record at this Lansing clinic  Lansing State Journal

Opinion: Legislators unite to offer second chances to Georgians with criminal records  Online Athens

Second Chance Act, which will open opportunities for those with criminal records, takes effect today | The Progressive Pulse  The Progressive Pulse

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall Project

Affidavits sealed in cases accusing men of sex trafficking charges  Scottsbluff Star Herald

California Bill Would Wipe Low-Level Criminal Records for 2 Million  KTLA

Ex-state Sen. DiSanto pleads no contest to making false domestic violence report against ex-husband  Rapid City Journal

With annulments on the rise, police and victim advocates raise alarm  The Union Leader

How reporting domestic violence works against women in family court.  The Marshall Project

Getting a Job with a Criminal Record Post COVID-19  Lexology

Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita Eagle

Bill introduced to automatically expunge certain nonviolent offenses in Colorado  KRDO

New state expungement law to offer second chance  Martinsburg Journal

Hamilton County assistant prosecutor once charged with domestic violence wants record sealed  The Cincinnati Enquirer

Gov. Greg Abbott’s clemency program offers hope for trafficking, domestic abuse survivors [Editorial]  Houston Chronicle

In 'heartbreaking' year, 34 homicides in St. Paul match most on record in the city  Brainerd Dispatch

House panel approves bill allowing more criminal records to be expunged in R.I.  The Providence Journal

Morning Report: City Attorney Prosecuting Fewer Domestic Violence Cases  Voice of San Diego

More police accountability, criminal justice reform bills to come in Colorado legislative session  The Denver Post

Rauner signs bills to expand criminal record sealing and juvenile record expungement  Illinois Policy

News The New Domestic Violence: Technology Abuse  WebMD

Mississippi bill would allow offenders to expunge multiple felonies

Seven people arrested in Winnebago County on domestic violence charges  WREX-TV

Marsy’s Law was meant to protect crime victims. It now hides the identities of cops who use force.  USA TODAY

How solicitor, Newtown Florist Club are working to prevent people's pasts from harming their futures  Gainesville Times