LegalWorks looks to change lives by sealing criminal records  Crain's Cleveland Business

Gov. Whitmer signs bills expanding criminal record expungement in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

What 2392 Incarcerated People Think About #DefundThePolice  The Marshall Project

Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records  Center For American Progress

3 bills to protect renters get a hearing  Street Sense Media

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

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

California Bill Would Seal 2 Million Criminal Records  NBC Bay Area

Erasing criminal history  Albuquerque Journal

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

Virginians could have some criminal records expunged under pending legislation

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

Brendan Wood: Opioid crisis thrives during pandemic, isolation (Opinion)  Charleston Gazette-Mail

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

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

Maine lawmakers discuss bill that could expunge less serious crimes  Bangor Daily News

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

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

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

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

Minnesota man can't have gun permit, despite expungement  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bill Would Retroactively Expunge Eligible Criminal Records Dating Back to 1973 |

Law You Can Use: Understanding how criminal records are sealed  The Highland County Press

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

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

'My Dream Was Being Used Against Me In Court'  Wisconsin Public Radio News

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

Criminal Records Create Cycles of Multigenerational Poverty  Center For American Progress

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

Special Report: U.S. jails are outsourcing medical care — and the death toll is rising  Reuters

Marty Walsh launches pilot program to help residents seal, expunge criminal records

States help trafficking survivors overcome criminal records  ABA Journal

Due Process: Sealing criminal records in Nevada (opinion)  ThisisReno

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

New law clarifies wait time to expunge criminal records  Washington Times Herald

Criminal Convictions Behind Them, Few Have Had Their Records Sealed  The New York Times

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

These Political Candidates Are Embracing Their Criminal Records  The Marshall Project

A criminal justice reform would give thousands a clean slate — if only they would apply  Queens Daily Eagle

Clean slate: Expungements a complex, confusing second chance  Traverse City Record Eagle

Mitigating the Impacts of a Criminal Record on Young Adults in the US  Center For American Progress

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

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

How the FDIC Can Help People with Criminal Records

Few take advantage of expungement law  The Daily News of Newburyport

Lawmakers next year to consider closing criminal records for some offenses  Georgia Recorder

Why states are rushing to seal tens of millions of old criminal records  The Economist

Utah lawmakers pass the 'clean slate' bill to automatically clear the criminal records of people who earn an expungement  Salt Lake Tribune

Democrats seek to scrub criminal records to prevent prolonged punishment  The Colorado Independent

Bill to expand criminal record expungement introduced | Local News  The Star Beacon

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

Bill to give some NC felons second chance at life without a criminal record nears passage

Automated Justice?  Alexandria Gazette Packet

Madison County Residents With A Criminal Record Have A Chance To Wipe The Slate Clean  St. Louis Public Radio

Sen. Gary Winfield proposes plan to wipe out misdemeanors and some felony convictions  Hartford Courant

The Case for Expunging Criminal Records  New York Times

Colorado judicial branch posts proposed rule on sealing of court records  The Colorado Independent

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

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

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs bipartisan 'second chance' bill into law  The Atlanta Voice

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

Delawareans weigh in on bill seeking to expand expungements  Delaware First Media

Illinois lawmakers pass record sealing expansion  Illinois Policy

County Board to consider resolution on criminal record expungement bill  Journal Times

Automatic expungements can help remove barriers by Mayor Levar M. Stoney  Richmond Free Press

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

State passes bill to give non-violent former felons a 'Second Chance' for jobs  WLS-TV

NC lawmakers send criminal justice reforms to Gov. Cooper; more could be on the way  Raleigh News & Observer

Juvy record debate: Betts’ classmate supports law change, local judge opposes it  Dayton Daily News

People with five felonies could have records sealed under new Ohio expungement law  News 5 Cleveland

Domestic Violence Survivors Receive More Than 100 Prepaid Phones

Michigan House considers expungement of marijuana, traffic convictions  Bridge Michigan

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political Report

New law allows more Md. criminal records to be wiped clean  Herald-Mail Media

Update to 'News You Can Use: Research Roundup for Re-Entry Advocates'  Center For American Progress

Community Legal Aid expands presence in Wayne County  Wooster Daily Record

STATEMENT: CAP and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Congratulate the Clean Slate Initiative on Hiring Sheena Meade as Its First Managing Director and Announcing New Funders  Center For American Progress

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

Bills seek to expunge R.I. marijuana convictions  Fall River Herald News

Bill to expunge records a good start | Editorials |  The Star Beacon

Pennsylvania is sealing 30 million criminal records as part of Clean Slate law  CNN

Roundtable: Alarming Rate Of Law Enforcement Officers With Criminal Records  KPBS

Fairness is an issue in clearing low-level marijuana convictions  ABA Journal

Law making it easier to expunge criminal records in Missouri takes effect Jan. 1  Columbia Daily Tribune

Prioritizing Justice by Reforming Treatment of Low-Level Offenses | New York Law Journal

Serial domestic abuser gets 41 years for raping, kidnapping, beating Salem woman  Statesman Journal

Destroy arrest records of uncharged protesters, lawyers say  Los Angeles Times

Pennsylvania Becomes First State To Automatically Seal Certain Criminal Records  CBS Pittsburgh

Want to Clear Your Record? It'll Cost You $450  The Marshall Project

No more suffering in silence

Judge's Record-Sealing Denial Highlights 'Shortcomings' of Second-Chance Law  Queens Daily Eagle

Cannabis brand hosts clinic to expunge hundreds of marijuana convictions  Baltimore Business Journal

Editorial: Don’t add another layer of secrecy to bad expungement law  Albuquerque Journal

Records automatically expunged for some.  WXII12 Winston-Salem

Want to sweep your record clean? Process is complex, but can start online  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Portage County Crime Reports  Record-Courier

New Illinois law allows more residents to seal, expunge records during Second Chance Event

Judge orders courtrooms and criminal files opened in a ruling for the Courant in its challenge of a new law that sealed cases against teens charged with violent felonies  Hartford Courant

Denver efforts to clear marijuana-related convictions from criminal records starts slowly  The Denver Post

Program aims to help people expunge, seal convictions to create opportunities  WLWT Cincinnati