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Anniston Star
Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama lawAnniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows those records to be expunged, according numbers from the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk's office.

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal recordsColumbia Daily HeraldRebecca Vallas, who leads CAP's work on the issue, said tens of millions of Americans who have committed crimes - from minor infractions to those that took place long ago - are eligible to have their records cleared or expunged. Yet in order to have ...and more »

When It Comes to Rape, Just Because a Case Is Cleared Doesn't Mean It's SolvedProPublicaBecause exceptional clearance data is not readily accessible to the public, we read through hundreds of police reports and sent more than 100 public records requests to the largest law enforcement agencies in the country. We analyzed data for more than ...Police Departments Across the Country Are Inflating the Number of Rape Cases They Actually SolveJezebelThis Police Department Tosses Aside Rape Reports When A Victim Doesn't Resist “To The Best Of Her Ability”BuzzFeed NewsFBI — ClearancesUniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program - FBI.govDocumentCloud -NCJRS -The Times-Picayuneall 8 news articles »

Precinct Reporter Group
RISE Program to Assist Residents with Post-Conviction ReliefPrecinct Reporter Group“This program provides an excellent opportunity for prosecutors, police and others involved in the criminal justice system to assist people in clearing low-level criminal matters from their records, so they may change their lives through employment and ...

Harm Reduction Hawai'i: Change State Laws for Sex WorkersHawaiipublicradioExecutive director Ryan, a transgender woman, supports clearing sex worker criminal records because the only way to currently avoid prosecution is to claim to be a victim of sex trafficking. She is also organizing an outreach project and intends to ...and more »

Expungement Fairs Are Getting Top Cannabis Talent Back In BusinessForbesThroughout the week, organizations will offer free legal clinics to help remove, seal, or reclassify eligible convictions from attendees' criminal records, as well as immigration advice, health screenings, enrollment social benefits, and Get Out the ...and more »

The State
He rose to pro fishing heights and sank by crime. Drugs and death mar SC angler's lifeThe StateAt 5 years old, Redmond was adopted by Henry Mack Redmond, a passionate fisherman with a professional record of tournament wins, top finishes and a sponsorship by Walmart. The younger Redmond grew up around Lake Murray, his mother, Tersey Ballentine ...

NBC Southern California
Los Angeles Law Library is Offering Free Legal AssistanceNBC Southern CaliforniaBut the downtown library offers an array of no- and low-cost classes year-round on divorce, child custody, dealing with debt, clearing criminal records and many other topics. Supervisor Hilda Solis honored staffers and volunteers from the law library ...

New York Times
Shorter Sentences, More Judicial Leeway: What the Criminal Justice ...New York TimesA bipartisan proposal endorsed by President Trump to overhaul federal prison and sentencing laws would have its greatest effect on future prison populations.and more »

Signal Tribune
Long Beach RISE To Help Repair Records For (satire) (press release) (blog)With tens of thousands of marijuana-related convictions in California potentially eligible to be overturned following the legalization of recreational pot, Long Beach is launching a program offering residents free legal help clearing low-level criminal ...LB officials announce RISE program in effort to assist residents with post-conviction reliefSignal Tribuneall 2 news articles »

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