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RJA Blog: The Fight for Mr. Williams’s Freedom

Mr. Williams, his mother, and children

By Esther Wolczynski, CEO of Checkmate My name is Esther Wolczynski, and I’m honored to lead the work of the non-profit agency, CheckMate, as the CEO. Our mission is to enhance individuals’ quality of life and increase accessibility to resources by providing safe, inclusive, and uplifting experiences for all families in San Joaquin County. Our… Continue reading RJA Blog: The Fight for Mr. Williams’s Freedom

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RJA Blog: Navigating Justice as an International Student in the U.S.

By Shaunak Chaudhary, a Master’s Graduate in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and a member of the Paper Prisons tech team. As an international student from India studying in California, my journey in the United States has been a mix of excitement, opportunities, and challenges. One of the most significant challenges has been navigating… Continue reading RJA Blog: Navigating Justice as an International Student in the U.S.

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Delivering Freedom from America’s Paper Prisons This Juneteenth: A Research Agenda

By Colleen Chien, Founder of the Paper Prisons Initiative  On June 19, 1865, US soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas – the last corner of the Confederacy –  to announce that the Civil War had ended and that enslaved Americans were now free. In the two years prior, slave owners quietly and strategically delayed the news… Continue reading Delivering Freedom from America’s Paper Prisons This Juneteenth: A Research Agenda

Paper Prisons RJA Tool is Now Live

We are excited to announce that the beta version of our new tool for exploring racial disparities in the criminal justice system under the California Racial Justice Act (CRJA) is now live at paperprisons.org/rja!   You can start using the tool immediately to access and analyze data on arrests, charges, convictions, and sentencing across counties in California. Please… Continue reading Paper Prisons RJA Tool is Now Live

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NC Senate panel okays bill to roll back automatic expungements of ‘not guilty,’ ‘dismissed’ charges

The North Carolina House Judiciary 2 Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would repeal automatic expungements of “not guilty” or “dismissed” charges from criminal records. The committee approved a committee substitute for Senate Bill 565 on a voice vote. As NC Newsline previously reported, the original bill proposed to restart automatic expungements the legislature approved in… Continue reading NC Senate panel okays bill to roll back automatic expungements of ‘not guilty,’ ‘dismissed’ charges

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Missouri lawmakers discuss “Clean Slate” bill, making it easier for wiping clean criminal records (Mar. 28, 2024)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) — Missouri lawmakers are discussing a way to make it easier for those eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean. The policy is called “Clean Slate.” The organization behind the push says only about 1% of eligible convicts are able to successfully get their records expunged because the process is… Continue reading Missouri lawmakers discuss “Clean Slate” bill, making it easier for wiping clean criminal records (Mar. 28, 2024)

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Senators hope to change state law allowing for automatic expungement (Mar. 25, 2024)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bipartisan lawmakers are pushing to help more than half a million Missourians have their arrest and conviction records expunged. Supporters say the purpose of this bill is to provide a second chance. Right now, the state allows for certain minor offenses to be expunged but requires the offender to apply… Continue reading Senators hope to change state law allowing for automatic expungement (Mar. 25, 2024)

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Thousands of Missourians could have criminal records sealed under Clean Slate Initiative (Mar. 14, 2024)

The Clean Slate campaign is backing four Missouri bills, which all provide for a more automated expungement process for low-level offenses. More than a half-million Missourians could have their arrest and conviction records expunged of minor offenses if either of two Senate and two House bills, supported by the Missouri Clean Slate Initiative, are passed.… Continue reading Thousands of Missourians could have criminal records sealed under Clean Slate Initiative (Mar. 14, 2024)

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Maryland Clean Slate Act Proposed to Streamline Record Expungement Process (Feb. 21, 2024)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A proposed Maryland Senate Bill, the Maryland Clean Slate Act of 2024, aims to simplify the process of record expungement for individuals with criminal records. The bill was brought before the State Judicial Proceedings Committee today for a hearing. According to the Maryland Paper Prisons Initiative, approximately 1 million adults in… Continue reading Maryland Clean Slate Act Proposed to Streamline Record Expungement Process (Feb. 21, 2024)

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