Differing bills on expungement of criminal records making their way through General Assembly  The Daily Progress

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

Lawmakers trying to reach compromise on criminal record expungement  Richmond.com

Legislators Find Compromise On Old Criminal Records  WVTF

Free expungement clinic with Attorney General's Office - vtdigger.org  vtdigger.org

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

Learn how Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is making a difference in Philadelphia  PhiladelphiaEagles.com

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

Whitmer's budget proposal includes $92.4M toward criminal justice reforms  Detroit Free Press

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

Derek Chauvin: Officer’s aggressive behavior raises questions about excessive off-duty police work as trial approaches  The Washington Post

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

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

Virginians could have some criminal records expunged under pending legislation  Richmond.com

US State Employment Laws Effective as of January 2021  The National Law Review

California Bill Would Seal 2 Million Criminal Records  NBC Bay Area

Most charged in Capitol riot had no connection to extremist groups or one another, report finds  NBC News

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

Slaying of two FBI agents in Fla. raises questions about intelligence and tactics  The Washington Post

Ten Years for a Second Chance? New York’s Sealing Statute Lags Behind Other States  JD Supra

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

FBI raid in New Tampa has links to Kentucky Medicare fraud, murder-for-hire  Tampa Bay Times

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

Criminal records expungement expansion in Georgia takes effect Jan. 1  Henry Herald

President Biden's Immigration Executive Actions: A Recap  Lawfare

The American Eviction Crisis, Explained  The Appeal

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

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

Erasing criminal history  Albuquerque Journal

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

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

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

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

EDITORIAL: Public has a right to see criminal records  Fredericksburg.com

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

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

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

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

Richmond mayor urges General Assembly to pass automatic expungement legislation  WAVY.com

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

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

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

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

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

New Laws In Ohio, Washington, D.C. Eliminate Barriers To Work With A Criminal Record  Forbes

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

Sioux Falls Man and Woman Sentenced on Gun Charges  Department of Justice

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

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

‘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

It’s time for second chances in Virginia  Washington Post

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

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

DC Council Lowers Barriers To Employment For Ex-Offenders  WAMU 88.5

These Political Candidates Are Embracing Their Criminal Records  The Marshall Project

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

House approves automatic expungement for low-level marijuana possession  vtdigger.org

Napa County's first electronic Expungement Clinic opening | Local News | napavalleyregister.com  Napa Valley Register

A Federal Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform  brennancenter.org

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

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

'Second Chance' Law Takes Effect, Offers Hope To Georgians With Criminal Past  GPB News

Legal Clinic provides tailored legal services to address barriers for families, those currently or formerly involved in the criminal legal system  Multnomah County

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

House Courts Committee advances automatic expungement bill in General Assembly | The Henrico Citizen  Henrico Citizen

News The New Domestic Violence: Technology Abuse  WebMD

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

New law clarifies wait time to expunge criminal records  Terre Haute Tribune Star

Illinois lawmakers pass record sealing expansion  Illinois Policy

North Carolina Senate passes bills to reform expungement, mandatory minimum sentencing laws  The Center Square

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

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

State senate candidate disputes domestic abuse allegations in court records  Myhorrynews

Woman facing charges after allegedly beating 2 men with rod at Seal Beach protest; 5 others charged in Yorba Linda protest she organized  KTLA Los Angeles

Gov. Wolf Signs Domestic Violence Bill, Other Legislation - pa.gov  pa.gov

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

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

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

Left out of the equation: domestic violence services not made to serve all women  WKBW-TV

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

New state expungement law to offer second chance  Martinsburg Journal

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

Man accused of domestic violence assault pleads not guilty  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

States help trafficking survivors overcome criminal records  ABA Journal

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

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

How the FDIC Can Help People with Criminal Records  brennancenter.org

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

Clean Slate bill removes ‘scarlet letter’ for people with felony records  Fox17

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

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

Halloween night in Pasco, a violent crime and a family’s unending horror story  Tampa Bay Times

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

R.I. AG’s office holds a record-expungement clinic in Providence. More than 100 people show up.  The Providence Journal

Lawmakers hope to widen list of crimes that can be expunged  vtdigger.org

Newport Expungement Open House aims to give people back their past  newportri.com

Record expungement remains a priority for Mecklenburg Council of Elders amid the pandemic - Q City Metro  Qcity metro