Got a criminal record? Will hire: Businesses pledge to give formerly incarcerated a chance  USA TODAYA low unemployment rate, millions of open jobs and evolving attitudes are tearing down barriers to the formerly incarcerated finding work.

Suspect in Utrecht shooting had criminal record, prosecutor says  ReutersA man suspected of shooting three people dead in Utrecht had previous run-ins with law enforcement, the top regional prosecutor said on Monday.

Dutch minister says tram attacker had criminal record  YnetnewsThe Dutch justice minister has told The Associated Press that the suspect in the Utrecht tram attack had a criminal record. Ferd Grapperhaus said it was too early ...

Criminal records have become a lifelong stigma  Policy OptionsIt's still too hard to wipe the slate clean in Canada. Change hasn't come fast enough. A new Senate bill would bring relief to those who need it most.

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Kevin Fortenberry Has a Record: See His Mug Shot  inTouch Weekly'Bachelorette' contestant Kevin Fortenberry has been in some trouble with the law. In Touch has obtained his criminal record and mug shot — check it out.

Utah lawmakers pass the 'clean slate' bill to automatically clear the criminal records of people who earn an expungement  Salt Lake TribuneUtah is poised to become the second state in the nation to adopt an automatic system that will eventually wipe out the criminal records of people convicted of ...

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 ...

Worcester state rep proposes bill to expunge juvenile criminal records  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER – Suggesting that youthful offenders rarely have just one misdemeanor conviction on their record, and that juvenile criminal records can ...

Houston Library Bans Drag Queen Storytime Reader with Criminal Record  outsmartmagazine.comA woman who read at the Houston Public Library's Drag Queen Storytime last year has been banned from participating in any future events after it was revealed ...

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 ...

Editorial: Automatic criminal record clearance is an idea whose time has come  San Francisco ChronicleMillions of Californians are eligible to have their criminal arrests and records cleared. George Gascón and Phil Ting are proposing a new bill to let more of them ...

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 ...

Bambi Larson Murder Suspect In U.S. Illegally With Lengthy Criminal Record  CBS San FranciscoSAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A transient arrested in the murder of Bambi Larson was in the United States illegally and had a lengthy history of arrests in the South Bay ...

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 ...

Looking For Work With A Criminal Record  Jefferson Public RadioGetting a job can be an adventure in the best of circumstances. Having a criminal record is not the best of circumstances, but people with prison in the past need ...

Opinion | A conservative case for criminal record 'Clean Slate' in Michigan  Bridge MichiganAn estimated half million Michigan adults have criminal records that hobble their ability to get jobs. Could wiping their slate clean help the state economy, and ...

Illegal Arrested In Murder Case Had Long Criminal Record But Was Not Deported  The Daily CallerSan Jose, California police arrested an criminal illegal immigrant Monday in the February murder of local woman Bambi Larson, 59.

Police make arrest in Utrecht shooting, Dutch minister says suspect had criminal record  Yahoo NewsThe Dutch justice minister has told the Associated Press that the suspect in the Utrecht tram attack had a criminal record.

Editorial: The lingering damage of an old criminal record  Valley NewsBefore he became a country music superstar, singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton was in a bluegrass band called The SteelDrivers. Several songs on their ...

Criminal Records Webinar  ESR NEWSAttorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of ESR, will present a live webinar entitled “Dealing with Criminal Records While Hiring” on April 2, 2019.

Bill to expunge criminal records moves forward in Santa Fe  KOBHouse Bill 370, which would give people the chance to clear their criminal record, is moving forward in the legislature.

Even with Kim Kardashian's help, this former inmate has trouble securing housing  The Washington PostEven the support of President Trump and Kim Kardashian West wasn't enough to secure Matthew Charles a lease on a Nashville apartment. Sentenced in 1996 ...

Maryland is an unforgiving state for sex-trafficking victims, study finds  Washington PostThe General Assembly is considering a bill that would make it easier for survivors to have their criminal records cleared.

Immigrant with criminal record assaults Border Patrol agent with lawnmower blade: officials  Fox NewsA Border Patrol agent was injured this week, reportedly attacked by an illegal immigrant with an "extensive" criminal record while on patrol at the southern border ...

Assemblyman Phil Ting Pushes To Expunge Nonviolent Criminal Records | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBSSome eight million Californians could be eligible to clear their criminal records under a new bill introduced by a San Francisco assemblyman.

Criminal Record Expungement Act heads to Senate with bipartisan support  KRQE News 13A bill that allows people to get an arrest or conviction taken off their record is making its way through the legislature. The Criminal Record Expungement Act is ...

Will My Foreign Lover’s Criminal Record Hurt My Security Clearance? – Ask CJ  ClearanceJobsLove, sweet love. It puts a swing in our step, a sparkle in our eye, and a warmth in our heart. But love giveth and love taketh away – and that's certainly true for ...

Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement  WMTVA legislative committee is set to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

Legal advice available to citizens on expunging a criminal record  Valley NewsWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A criminal record expungement clinic will be held today at the Department of Labor in White River Junction.The event, co-hosted by ...

No Deal Brexit and Criminal Record Checks  LexologyBefore hiring a new employee, employers often carry out background checks - verifying the candidate's identification documents, their references and…

El Paso teen with lengthy criminal record arrested in drug deal robbery  El Paso TimesAndrew Julian Esparza, 19, of El Paso, who has a lengthy criminal history, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery.

Cumberland clinic to help people expunge criminal records  The Fayetteville ObserverCumberland County's third annual expungement clinic to help people clear minor criminal histories from their record begins in March.A criminal record limits a ...

Connecticut Lawmakers May Curtail Discrimination Against Ex-Prisoners  ShadowproofConnecticut could become the first state in the nation to prohibit discrimination against people with criminal records. The legislation, known as HB 6921 or “An ...

Maryland retail, restaurant industries join national push to hire former inmates  Baltimore SunAfter serving 18 years for attempted murder, Tyrone Arrington wanted to find a job and make his daughter — a toddler when he was convicted — proud.

Bill would prohibit companies from asking job applicants about expunged criminal record  KJZZA new bill that would prohibit public employers from asking about a job applicant's expunged criminal record passed in the Utah House of Representatives.

Many question why CMPD didn't arrest suspect with criminal record before double murder-suicide  WCNC.comKate was asleep in her bed when the gunman stormed in, shooting and killing her father and her friend. The Defenders team found information on the active ...

Pendergrass had previous criminal record  Bristol Herald CourierBLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — The man involved in the Saturday shootout with Sullivan County Deputies had a previous criminal record and served time, authorities ...

Commission candidates explain criminal records  Gainesville SunCourt records show that mayoral candidate Jenn Powell was once charged with being an accessory to an attempted murder, a charge that was later reduced.

Utah lawmaker proposes 'clean slate' law to automatically wipe away nonviolent criminal records  Deseret NewsUtah could become the second state to offer "clean slate" legislation, which would automatically expunge a person's criminal record after a certain amount of ...

Free Online Criminal Records, Inmate Lookup & Arrest Record Search Announced by Arrests.us  PRNewswireMARION, Ind., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Arrests.us was proud to announce today that they have released a personal do-it-yourself online free criminal ...

Lawbreakers avoid jail, criminal record in diversion efforts  Tacoma News TribuneBob Shonsky's first arrest for drunken driving was followed by a second and a third. Then Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright stepped in. Instead of locking ...

Suspect in reputed crime boss killing to waive extradition, lawyer says  CNNThe man who has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of the reputed New York crime boss Francesco "Frank" Cali, will waive ...

Utrecht tram shooting: Gunman who killed three arrested, had criminal record  The Indian ExpressA gunman suspected of killing three people and injuring five others inside a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht Monday, was arrested following a manhunt ...

Labour's call over criminal records of child sex exploitation victims  Darlington and Stockton TimesHome Office minister Victoria Atkins said the Government 'will always be on the side of victims of child sexual abuse'.

Brandon Schmitt, killed in Struthers standoff, had criminal record  Youngstown VindicatorBy JOE GORMAN. jgorman@vindy.com. STRUTHERS. Struthers Standoff ends in Death. inline tease photo. Video. Police said 47-year-old Brandon Schmitt, ...

Should Arizona employers and landlords get to ask about your criminal history?  AZCentralSen. Martín Quezada wants to make Arizona the latest of several states to pass "ban the box" laws, which eliminate criminal-record questions from job ...

Flying a drone over a prison could get you a criminal record of your own  Columbia MissourianA lawmaker said state officials have told him that there were about a dozen cases of drones being flown over prisons in 2016.

Dozens attend public hearing on bill to end discrimination against those with criminal records  Hartford CourantClad in bright blue T-shirts with the message “People, Not Prisons,” dozens of supporters of a bill that seeks to ban discrimination based on criminal history ...

Service Road shooting suspect has prior criminal record  TrussvilletribuneFrom The Trussville Tribune staff reports. JEFFERSON COUNTY — A man charged with capital murder and attempted murder stemming from a shooting on ...

The Illinois gunman lied about his criminal history on his gun owner application  CNNNew information about the gunman in the Henry Pratt Co. shooting raises more questions about how he was able to get the murder weapon.

Darts and Laurels: Grant will help those with criminal records - Salisbury Post  Salisbury PostLaurels to Tuesday's announcement that Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will receive $400,000 to train former inmates and help them return to the ...

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 ...

De Castroverde Law Group launches service to help clients seal criminal records  Nevada Business MagazineLAS VEGAS –De Castroverde Law Group, one of Las Vegas' most well-respected law firms specializing in criminal, personal injury, and immigration law, has ...

Warehouse massacre suspect had violent Mississippi criminal record - Magnolia State Live  Magnolia State LiveApproximately 25 years before police say Gary Martin opened fire on co-workers at a Chicago-area warehouse killing five people and wounding more, Martin ...

Mother Accused Of Putting Toddler's Body In Acid Has Extensive Criminal Record  Fox News South TexasMonica Dominguez mother of Rebecka Zavala, the two-year-old whose body was found inside a container of acid, has a long criminal record.

London police officer pleads guilty to three charges, avoids criminal record  The London Free PressKITCHENER – A London police officer facing nine criminal charges pleaded guilty to three of them under a deal that includes no jail time and will leave him ...

Teachers to face criminal background checks every five years  CBC.caTeachers and other staff who regularly work with students in Nova Scotia schools will be required to get criminal background checks every five years, a move ...

Nova Scotia proposes periodic criminal record checks for teachers: ‘We have to do a better job’  Toronto StarEducation Minister Zach Churchill says amendments to the Education Act are necessary after five instances of “severe” criminal charges against N.S. teachers in ...

Redeemable? SNC-Lavalin's Criminal Record  TheTyee.caAnd why mega-project construction so often breeds corruption.

Criminal record of more than 100 offences - but woman escapes prison after foul-mouthed rant at doctor's surgery  Scarborough TodayA notorious thief with a vast criminal record has avoided jail yet again – this time for “kicking off” at a doctor's surgery in Whitby.

Fans' group concerned as supporters 'criminalised' for going on to pitches  BBC SportFans celebrating goals are being turned into criminals because of a "narrative that all football fans are thugs", a supporters' group says.

East london politicians could face police checks | Latest Newham News  Newham RecorderA proposals for Newham councillors to be subjected to criminal record checks has been withdrawn at the 11th hour.

Australian criminal allowed back in New Zealand four times  Radio New ZealandBorder checks are in the spotlight after an Australian criminal claims he was allowed into New Zealand four times before immigration authorities picked him up.

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.

Aurora Shooting: Man Who Shot 5 Dead Had Criminal Record, aeary Neighbors 'Knew It Had To Be Him'  NBC ChicagoPolice say that the gunman in Friday's fatal shooting at an Aurora industrial complex purchased his gun legally, but that he was rejected for a concealed carry ...

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.

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records  Washington PostGroups with ties to technology titan Mark Zuckerberg are getting even more involved in the political arena, throwing their weight behind a new initiative that ...

Restaurant All Square's employees all have criminal records  Fast CompanyAll Square, a restaurant in Minneapolis, is designed to give jobs and training to people who are often shut out of employment because of their past.

Native American activist Nathan Phillips has violent criminal record and escaped from jail as teenager  Washington ExaminerNathan Phillips, the Native American activist who accused Covington Catholic High School students of blocking him during a confrontation, has a criminal ...

Our View: Job application too soon to ask about criminal record  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelFormer inmates should get a chance to show their job qualifications first.

Getting a fresh start: Leavenworth County helping former inmates clear criminal records  KSHBLeavenworth County Attorney offering program to help ex-offenders clear their names and criminal record.

Criminal record holders are being encouraged to seek sealing orders, expungement  Dorchester ReporterLast year's reform law expanded process Massachusetts residents with a history of criminal activity or court appearances are increasingly seeking to seal or, ...

Beto O'Rourke arrested in 1990s for burglary and DWI  PolitiFactDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke of Texas has said that in younger days he was twice arrested in his hometown of El Paso--once, he says, for ...

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a 'clean slate' in Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFor more than a decade, Tyeisha, 32, of Norristown, has been dogged by her criminal record — the last remaining scars from when a coworker attacked her on ...

Clean Slate law offers offenders a fresh start without public criminal record  Tribune-ReviewPennsylvania state court officials are preparing a massive initiative that could pave the way for courts across the country to offer people convicted of minor ...

How you can get hired if you have a criminal record  KTRK-TVAre you looking for a job, but have concerns about your background? These companies are looking for you.

Low unemployment means a criminal record is less of a hurdle  PBS NewsHourA tightening labor market is pushing employers to hire more unskilled workers, including people with criminal records. During the Great Recession, when the ...

Virginia begins steps to repair flawed criminal-records database  Washington PostIn the commonwealth of Virginia, it's a crime to drive a school bus if you're a registered sex offender. No surprise there, and not a likely scenario. But it's only a ...

Why Rubicon bakery hires workers with a criminal record  Fast CompanyRubicon Bakers is designed to give people a second chance.

Reforming Criminal Justice by Cleaning Criminal Records  Shepherd ExpressThe Wisconsin State Legislature may finally inject some common sense and compassion into our criminal justice system through good ol' record-scrubbing ...

Here's how to get a criminal record expunged  AZ Big MediaHaving a criminal report even after being proven innocent can be a smear on your name. Find out what you can do to get a criminal record expunged. One-third ...

Man accused of killing Hooksett couple has criminal record  WMUR ManchesterCourt documents show that a man believed to have killed a Hooksett couple before stealing their car and eventually killing himself had a long criminal history.

Would-Be Gig Worker With a Criminal Record? Good Luck Figuring Out if You Qualify.  SlateOpaque background check policies at companies like Uber and Lyft exacerbate difficulties for people with records looking for work.

Can You Refinance Student Loans With a Criminal Record?  Student Loan HeroRefinancing student loans with a criminal record is possible, though difficult. If you have some regrets in your past and are now dealing with student debt, check ...

Suspect in killing of Provo police officer has lengthy criminal record  Deseret NewsA man with a lengthy criminal history potentially faces a charge of capital murder for the shooting death of a Provo police officer, investigators say.

Mitch Whitehurst, ex-teacher accused of decades of abuse, wants criminal record erased  OregonLive.comEven as Whitehurst has become a cautionary tale heard round the state, Whitehurst himself could potentially have a clean record come February.

Police: Aurora, Illinois shooter had criminal record, should not have had gun | TheHill  The HillThe man suspected of killing five people in Aurora, Ill., on Friday should not have had the weapon given his criminal record, Aurora police confirmed Saturday.

With or without criminal records, some immigrants spend many years in detention  Los Angeles TimesData obtained through a public records request by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University provide a snapshot of ICE detainees ...

Criminal record 'tick box' condemned  BBC NewsAsking about criminal convictions on job application forms does little to predict the risk of someone re-offending, a study says.

Kamala Harris has been criticized for her criminal justice record. She’s just begun to offer a response.  Vox.com*Fresh* off announcing her presidential candidacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sen. Kamala Harris confronted some questions about her past track record on ...

Man suspected of stealing hospice car on Christmas has lengthy criminal record  WKRC TV CincinnatiMILFORD, Ohio (WKRC) - A suspected car thief that struck in Hamilton on Christmas Day. Duane Short is accused of stealing a hospice car full of presents.

What we know about the murder suspect in the Iowa State golf star's slaying  Des Moines RegisterCollin Daniel Richards has been charged with first-degree murder in Celia Barquin Arozamena's death.

Criminal records, even minor ones, mean life of obstacles, report says  San Francisco ChronicleNearly 80 percent of Californians with even low-level criminal records struggle to find a job, locate housing or achieve other hallmarks of success despite having ...

Va. Plot Thickens: Northam Picked Mayor With Criminal Record for State Board, GOPer in Line of Succession  The New AmericanThe Democratic leadership in Virginia is in such turmoil at the top that the commonwealth's constitutional line of succession would put the Republican speaker of ...

William Barr confirmation vote: attorney general pick worries reformers  Vox.comAs William Barr's nomination is confirmed, criminal justice reformers still have concerns about the attorney general nominee.

Bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc has long arrest record  ABC Action NewsThe South Florida man suspected of mailing crude pipe bombs targeting former President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders has a long arrest record ...

Joe Arpaio's criminal record case 1 step closer to moving forward  KTAR.comThe legal case of whether Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is closer to moving forward.

Examining the effects of the "Ban the Box" movement  Fast CompanyBan the Box” policies have come under fire recently for exacerbating racial discrimination in hiring. New research, though, finds that fair-hiring policies broadly ...

Immigrant Facing Deportation for Criminal Record Speaks Out  NY1Siriaco Concepcion Santana says he has been praying hard that the Trump administration won't deport him back to his native Dominican Republic for crimes he ...

Kamala Harris takes hits on her criminal justice record  CNNAs Kamala Harris positions for a likely presidential run that could be announced as early as this week, the California senator fielded an early hit on her criminal ...