How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free PressProject Clean Slate lead attorney Stephani LaBelle gives John Pippen, 50 of Detroit the news that his record is eligible for expungement at the Samaritan Center ...

Second Annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) Helps People Clear Criminal Records  ForbesThe second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country. A coalition of ...

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free PressA "clean slate" bill with bipartisan support proposes that certain criminal offenses be automatically expunged.

Seth Rogen Details How to Clear Your Criminal Record in New PSA  Rolling StoneYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

Legal group offering clinics on clearing marijuana convictions from criminal records  The Oakland PressDo you have a conviction for a marijuana-related misdemeanor offense that you'd like to get removed from your record?

Op-Ed: How California can use technology to wipe the slate clean for millions with criminal records  Los Angeles TimesSeen and unseen, algorithms are being used every day to target ads, optimize decisions, and determine which *content* and articles (including this one) we see.

Pathways 2 Pardons Event Tuesday Offers Free Help With Clearing Criminal Records  90.5 WESAPeople with criminal backgrounds can get help clearing their records at an event in Wilkinsburg Tuesday evening. Attendees at Pathways 2 Pardons can.

Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita EagleA new study launching in Kansas hopes to take a long-term look at how clearing criminal records can help improve the lives of ex-offenders. Over the next year ...

How Do You Clear Your Criminal Record? Ask Seth Rogen.  InsideHookIt might not come as a surprise that the star of Pineapple Express has a keen interest in helping you clear your criminal record, particularly when it comes to ...

Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill  Detroit Free PressLow-level marijuana convictions could get cleared under a package of bills expected to be introduced in the state Legislature this week, but people with records ...

Got priors? Madison County is helping 100 people clear criminal records.  The Edwardsville IntelligencerWOOD RIVER — Madison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day.

Decriminalize Homelessness, Make Record Clearing More Accessible  Youth TodayIn cities across America, being homeless puts you at increased risk for a criminal record. You can be charged for behaviors that result simply from being ...

Convicted Of A Weed Crime? Expungement Clinic Aims To Help People Clear Their Records In West Loop This Weekend  Block Club ChicagoWEST LOOP — People with weed-related misdemeanor convictions can start the process to get their records expunged or sealed at a Sunday clinic in the West ...

Group to help Chicago clear pot arrests during legalization  WQAD MolineSPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) — A nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that includes Chicago clear ...

Cook County is partnering with a tech nonprofit to expunge cannabis records. Here’s what to know about Code f  Chicago TribuneCook County is using technology from a California nonprofit to automatically clear tens of thousands of cannabis convictions from people's records. Here's a look ...

Chicago's Top Prosecutor: Clearing Marijuana Records Will Be 'Life-Changing'  The AppealCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions ...

Thousands of Californians Could Get Their Marijuana Convictions Cleared. But It’s Complicated.  The New York TimesThursday: The promise of automatic record clearance. Also: More on the victims of the catastrophic boat fire, and remembering Sally Floyd.

State lawmakers push bipartisan expungement reform plan  The Detroit NewsDetroit — A group of state lawmakers on Monday unveiled a bipartisan legislative reform package aimed at clearing the criminal records of more of Michigan's ...

Trump administration shows lack of compassion by cutting funds to help sex tafficking victims clear criminal r  Baltimore SunThe Trump Administration is no longer allowing federal funding to be used for legal aid to help victims of sex trafficking clear criminal records that came as a ...

Civil Justice Needs Federal Leadership  Center For American ProgressDownload the PDF here. Sonja's apartment is decorated with photographs and keepsakes that reflect her devotion to her family and her faith. Furniture is ...

Murphy rejects bill to clear weed convictions in N.J. He offers his own plan.  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider features exclusive, premium *content* for those interested in getting in on the ground floor or expanding their operation.

New Effort Aims To Erase A Quarter Of A Million Marijuana Convictions From Records  Marijuana MomentHundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions could be cleared from people's records in California thanks to new technology developed by the nonprofit ...

Foxx seeks to toss out thousands of pot convictions | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago CusaderCook County State's Attorney announces unprecedented plan with organization Crusader Staff Report With marijuana in Illinois becoming legal next year, Cook ...

New law gives some Missouri criminals a chance at a clean record  KY3SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Changes to Missouri law could help people with low-level crimes on their record get a clean slate. The third Clean-Slate Clinic will happen ...

San Francisco Nonprofit To Help Chicago Clear Marijuana Convictions Ahead Of Recreational Cannabis Law  CBS San FranciscoSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A San Francisco-based nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that ...

Illinois Lawmakers Partner With Tech Nonprofit To Expunge Cannabis Convictions  High TimesIllinois officials are partnering with the California-based nonprofit Code for America to use its “Clear My Record" technology.

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.

Hundreds turn out for fourth annual Clean Slate Day sponsored by city of Topeka  The Topeka Capital-JournalLong before the crack of dawn on Friday morning, folks started lining up in front of the Topeka Performing Arts Center for a chance to clear their criminal records ...

National Expungement Week (NEW) Returns September 21-28, 2019  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in ...

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 ...

Cleaning the record: Second Chance Program could lead to employment opportunities - Port Arthur News  The Port Arthur NewsA program to help people clear their criminal record that would in turn help them get a job has launched in Jefferson County. The Second Chance Program is ...

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 ...

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.

Can’t get a job, housing because of a criminal record in California? This bill might help  The Mercury NewsMillions of Californians who ran afoul of the law could have their criminal records automatically expunged – potentially clearing hurdles to jobs and housing to ...

7 People Killed, 22 Injured in Odessa Mass Shooting. Here’s What We Know So Far  TIMESeven people were killed and 22 injured in a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, on Saturday afternoon, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke told reporters at a ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Some with Criminal Records Get a Possible Second Chance  9&10 News“I hope they leave here with the confidence knowing this process can work for them,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. A possible second chance for those who ...

Pennsylvania To Seal Some Criminal Records Automatically  NPRStarting Friday, Pennsylvania will be the first state to automatically seal records for non-convictions, summary offenses and most nonviolent misdemeanor ...

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 ...

Lining up for a second chance: Legal clinic provides path to clearing old criminal records  Cincinnati.comThe Hamilton County Public Defenders Office has operated the *Fresh* Start clinic since 2013. Offenders hope to have records expunged so it's easier to get jobs.

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChroniclePeople arrested or convicted of crimes in California could have their criminal records automatically cleared under a proposed law announced Thursday by San ...

235,000 Michiganders could have marijuana record cleared under new bill  Detroit Free PressMore than 230000 Michiganders would have their marijuana misdemeanors cleared under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

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 ...

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 ...

National Expungement Week Returns September 21-28, 2019  mg Cannabis RetailerNEW YORK – The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country ...

Who can get pot records expunged in Illinois, and how?  The SouthernFor decades, getting caught with a small amount of marijuana could put Illinois residents in jail for up to six months and perhaps worse, and a criminal record ...

Criminal expungements a possibility for more West Virginians  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of people in West Virginia convicted of certain nonviolent felonies and others with misdemeanor convictions now have a ...

Gov. Whitmer promised to expunge marijuana-related criminal records in Michigan. Those convicted are still waiting.  Detroit Metro TimesGov. Whitmer promised to expunge pot-related criminal records after legalization. Those convicted are still waiting. More than six months after voters legalized ...

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.

The Week In Cannabis: Eaze Countersues DionyMed, CannTrust's License Suspended And More  Yahoo FinanceEaze, a California-based delivery software company, filed a countersuit against DionyMed Brands Inc (OTC: DYMEF) on Tuesday. DionyMed's COO has ...

North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records  WLOSEvery time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the ...

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

Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump  Capitol Hill TimesWe have made public 90 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of State documents showing Obama State Department officials' efforts to disseminate ...

Gold mining leaves heart of Peruvian Amazon a wasteland  PBS NewsHourA decade of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has left thousands of acres of rainforest a wasteland. Unpermitted miners cleared vast sections of trees ...

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.

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.  The New York TimesA proposed law would make California the first state to automatically seal from public view the criminal records of people with misdemeanor or lower-level felony ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

California bill would clear conviction and arrest records  ABC10.com KXTVRoughly 20% of Californians have past legal convictions that can restrict them from jobs, housing, and educational opportunities, officials said.

The Lawless Frontier at the Heart of the Burning Amazon  Rolling StoneInside the battle for the forest's future — and ours — as Brazilian ranchers and farmers vow to protect their way of life at any cost. Jesse Hyde in Salt Lake City on ...

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 ...

Democratic State Lawmakers Push to Automatically Expunge 1 Million Criminal Convictions  KTLA Los AngelesCalifornia has already moved to automatically expunge the records of those convicted of qualifying marijuana crimes. Now, Democratic lawmakers and ...

Hong Kong listings dry up under shadow of protests  Financial TimesWhen AB InBev's Asia brewing business launched its second attempt at a Hong Kong stock market listing last week, chief executive Jan Craps faced a volley of ...

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 ...

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.

It should be easier to expunge minor crimes and give people a second chance, attorney says  NJ.comBy Akil Roper. Later this year, Pennsylvania will be the first state to implement a system of expungement and sealing of criminal records - that will require the ...

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.

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 ...

Project Reset To Help People Clear Their Criminal Records  NewsRadio 1020 KDKAA new Allegheny County program will help eligible residents get their criminal records sealed or erased.

NY prepares for expunging some marijuana arrests  NewsdayALBANY — A measure passed by the State Legislature would strike past and future misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession, clearing criminal records ...

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

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.

How The Formerly Incarcerated Can Improve Their Employability  ForbesThis article discusses the platform Clear My Record, which helps ex-offenders to clear their criminal record.

Lawmakers Are One Step Closer to Helping You Clear Your Felony  TheStranger.comWashington state is one step closer to making it easier for people to clear old criminal convictions, baby! The House of Representatives unanimously passed a ...

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 ...

Hundreds of thousands of people have weed convictions in N.J. They could soon be able to clear those records.  NJ.comA bill to improve the state's broken expungement system is going to the governor after it was passed by the state Assembly and Senate.

Mass. still has no clue how many people’s marijuana records should be cleared  The Boston GlobeAs the state's pot industry rakes in millions of dollars, momentum is growing for the government to automatically expunge old cannabis 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.

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, ...

New York marijuana: What to know about decriminalization, criminal records, pot possession  The Journal News | LoHud.comNew York marijuana decriminalization is poised to become law, reducing penalties, fines for low-level pot possession and expunging criminal records.

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily NewsNonviolent offenders are about to get help clearing their criminal records from an unlikely source — the Manhattan District Attorney's office. Staffers for DA Cy ...

Cannabis criminal record relief: A Q&A with Katie Blakeman : Culture  Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online MagazineJust a couple of weeks ago, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the details of a much anticipated and expected bill to legalize cannabis in the state of Illinois.

Fulton County Fathers Offered Criminal Record Expungement  Sandy Springs, GA PatchFulton County Fathers Criminal Record Expungement - Sandy Springs, GA - Just in time for Father's Day, the Fulton County Solicitor is offering a free, virtual ...

DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero  CoinDeskUPDATE (Sept. 19, 2019, 05:15 UTC): A spokesperson for Casper Labs said Steven Nerayoff is no longer a member of its team, saying: “We were unaware of ...

Bridge The Week - September 2019 #2 | Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP  JD SupraAn interdealer broker agreed to pay a fine of US $13 million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to resolve charges that it failed to supervise brokers ...

Tracking pangolins, world’s most trafficked animal, in Congo Basin  South China Morning PostIn the Congo Basin, a conservation project is working with the local Pygmy people to save the world's most-trafficked animal.

More Than 200000 Pot Convictions Poised for Clearing  THE CITYMore than 200,000 low-level marijuana convictions would be cleared under a proposal approved by state lawmakers last month to expunge records and ...

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

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 ...

Bill that could protect trafficking survivors from deportation has yet to reach floor in Albany  Queens Daily EagleBy David Brand. As the legislative session comes to a close, New York state lawmakers have yet to vote on a bill that could protect survivors of human trafficking ...

Brooklyn DA, others urge Albany to repeal loitering law and enable record-clearing for trafficking victims before end of session  Brooklyn Daily EagleWith just a few hours left in the state legislative session, advocates continued urging state lawmakers to pass two bills designed to protect transgender ...

Clearing the Air: New Arkansas, Texas state laws will raise age of tobacco buyers from 18 to 21 to combat teen vaping  Texarkana GazetteAs of Sunday, Arkansas and Texas will join 16 other states in increasing the legal age for purchasing or possessing tobacco from 18 to 21 to help combat teen ...

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.

Trump administration cuts legal funding for victims of human trafficking  The Washington PostFor more than a decade, the Justice Department provided funds for lawyers to expunge the criminal records of victims of human trafficking. But last year the ...

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.