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

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

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

Judges Order: Ex-Sen. Woodburn Admits Leaking Sealed Photo  Patch.com

The secret list of convicted cops  Reveal

2 Riverside police sergeants were convicted of crimes. One got fired, the other kept his job. Why?  Desert Sun

Actress Melissa Benoist: 'I Am a Survivor of Domestic Violence'  The Daily Beast

For the record | Records  WV News

‘Second-chance’ P.D.: McFarland hired police with troubled records, from DUIs to fraud  Desert Sun

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

Donald Trump Keeps the Navy SEALs Above the Law  The Intercept

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

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime Report

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

New expungement law expands list of offenses that can be scrubbed  vtdigger.org

Michigan House considers expungement of marijuana, traffic convictions  Bridge Michigan

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

Alleged Abuser Caught With Arsenal Can't Move Case To Veterans Court, Judge Rules  Block Club Chicago

Bill would allow more people to get criminal records sealed - Delaware State News  Delaware State News

What will it take to end the inequity?  Asbury Park Press

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

Recent Missouri Editorials  Associated Press

The Largest Commutation in U.S. History  Slate

Drug case may yield clues into Boston man’s killing in Vermont  vtdigger.org

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

30 million criminal cases will be sealed in Pa. starting Friday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jury finds Mark Sievers guilty of first-degree murder in his wife's brutal killing  Wink News

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & Observer

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

States Passed Record 94 'Restoration' Laws So Far This Year  Crime Report

Prepping for Parole  The New Yorker

People with five felonies could have records sealed under new Ohio expungement law  NewsChannel 5 Cleveland - newsnet5.com

A second chance in life  Illinois Times

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

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

Cincinnati passes ordinance sealing low-level marijuana convictions  WLWT Cincinnati

Fair and Equal  OZY

Los Angeles County’s District Attorney Must Go, and Here’s Why  Truthdig

Lining up for a second chance: Legal clinic provides path to clearing old criminal records  Cincinnati.com

A welcome move to ease the burden of a criminal record  Raleigh News & Observer

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

Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard delayed  Daily Mail

Norfolk County DA supports bill to expunge minor criminal records  Enterprise News

CA Bill Would Expunge Many Criminal Records  Crime Report

Ramsey, Washington counties roll out effort to help residents seal criminal records  KSTP

Few take advantage of expungement law  The Daily News of Newburyport

New bill would allow some convicts to have records expunged  ABC6OnYourSide.com

Getting marijuana convictions expunged in Illinois: What you need to know about the process  Chicago Tribune

Fulton County Fathers Offered Criminal Record Expungement | Sandy Springs  Sandy Springs, GA Patch

Nevada's New Record-Sealing Law: 'One of Broadest' in US  Crime Report

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead  newschannel20.com

Lawmakers to consider broad expungement reform  vtdigger.org

Rap Sheet Day helps Chicagoans clear past offenses from their criminal records  WLS-TV

800000 Eligible to Clear Their Record in Illinois Legal Pot  WTTW News

Utah 'Clean Slate' Law Will Expunge Convictions for Nonviolent Offenses  The Heartland Institute

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

Film Alleging Witness Fraud in Trayvon Martin Case Sparks $100 Million Suit  The Epoch Times

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

Chester County starts wiping slate clean on arrest records  Daily Local News

Lawmakers should give more Michiganders a fresh start | Opinion  Detroit Free Press

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announces Code for America partnership to expunge marijuana convictions  WLS-TV

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

PA's 'Clean Slate' To Seal 30 Million Criminal Records  Crime Report

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

Wisconsin lawmakers seeking to expunge marijuana convictions  Chicago Tribune

New Clean Slate Law allows sealing of certain criminal cases  WPVI-TV

Bill proposes to seal non-violent, weed-related federal crime records  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

How to seek an expungement | Local News  Herald Palladium

How Miami-Dade Prosecutors Deliver a 'Second Chance'  Crime Report

De Castroverde Law Group launches service to help clients seal criminal records  Nevada Business Magazine

Man With Domestic Abuse History Wants His Gun 'Arsenal' Charges Moved To Veterans Court  Block Club Chicago

Civil Justice Needs Federal Leadership  Center For American Progress

Court officials help with expungement process  The-review

Pa. to automatically seal 30 million criminal records as part of Clean Slate law  KYW Newsradio 1060

How people in Long Beach with non-violent offenses can clear warrants and expunge records  Long Beach Press Telegram

East Cleveland event gives job-seeking residents convicted of non-violent crimes chance to apply for amnesty  cleveland.com

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

Event offers chance to clear criminal record  The Daily Telegram

NYPD Has Databases of Expunged Stop-And-Frisk Arrests, Bronx Defenders Say  The Marshall Project

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily News

Changes in Ohio Laws Could Help Give Ex-Offenders New Opportunities  WOSU

Nearly 800,000 can clear records for pot possession. Here's how.  Chicago Daily Herald

Feds should follow states' lead on expungement reform | TheHill  The Hill

Not guilty or charged? A criminal record can still haunt you  USA TODAY

UPDATE: Stacey Dash’s Domestic Violence Arrest Was Caught On Police BodyCam  BET

Jason Chaffetz: To stop more shootings, stop erasing criminal records of juveniles prone to violence  Fox News

Restoration Saturday event helps expunge criminal records  WREG NewsChannel 3

Dozens turn out seeking to expunge old convictions  vtdigger.org

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado's criminal justice system is getting a makeover  The Colorado Sun

WV bill allows expungement of nonviolent felony convictions, but there are restrictions  WTRF

Gov. Whitmer promised to expunge marijuana-related criminal records in Michigan. Those convicted are still waiting.  Detroit Metro Times

As marijuana legalization nears, those who left crime behind hope to clear their records  Chicago Tribune

How Mining Criminal History Records Can Shape the Future of Criminal Justice  Crime Report

Police officers illegally use information from arrests that have been sealed, lawsuit says  ABA Journal

S.F. DA Gascon, Assemblyman Ting Back Bill to Seal 8 Million Criminal Convictions  CBS San Francisco

Bill would make it easier for New Mexicans to expunge criminal records  Las Cruces Sun-News

Project Clean Slate Helps Detroit Residents Wipe Criminal Records  Crime Report

Illinois lawmakers pass record sealing expansion  Illinois Policy

SC made it easier to hide criminal records from the public. How far should it go?  The Herald-Sun