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The Financial Impact of Suspended Licenses in Kansas

Kansas is considering legislation to end debt-driven driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines, fees and court costs. It is estimated that over 127,000 Kansas drivers licenses are currently suspended due to failure to appear in traffic court due to unpaid fines, fees, and court costs. These suspensions are often an extension of the debt collection… Continue reading The Financial Impact of Suspended Licenses in Kansas

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Minnesota Legislators Address Benefits of New Expungement Law (Nov. 7, 2023)

Though Minnesota already had an expungement act, the process proved too costly for many. On top of fees that could rise above $300, the procedure also took too long. These issues meant that few eligible individuals attempted expungement. A study by Santa Clara University found that only 5% of eligible Minnesota residents had their records expunged,… Continue reading Minnesota Legislators Address Benefits of New Expungement Law (Nov. 7, 2023)

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Minnesota leaders tout benefits of ‘redemption’ under new expungement law (Oct. 30, 2023)

Minnesota earlier this year became the 11th state to enact legislation making it easier to expunge certain nonviolent criminal records. The expungement process is typically burdensome, costing money and a lot of time. But with the Clean Slate Act, that process has been streamlined and automated for qualifying offenses. To share more about the criteria,… Continue reading Minnesota leaders tout benefits of ‘redemption’ under new expungement law (Oct. 30, 2023)

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State leaders highlight thousands of criminal records to be expunged under “Clean Slate Act” (Oct. 30, 2023)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — State lawmakers and advocates are celebrating second chances for thousands of Minnesotans with criminal records who will soon see their low-level convictions expunged under a new law that takes effect in just over a year. “The Clean Slate Act,” passed by the state legislature this session, sets up a process for the… Continue reading State leaders highlight thousands of criminal records to be expunged under “Clean Slate Act” (Oct. 30, 2023)

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Attorney General Keith Ellison to hold a clinic to clear criminal records (Oct. 30, 2023)

Attorney General Keith Ellison will be hosting a clinic in north Minneapolis this week to help eligible people get their criminal records wiped clean.  The AG is working with New Justice Project and the Pathways to True Freedom Foundation on the clinic, which is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1101 W. Broadway, Minneapolis,… Continue reading Attorney General Keith Ellison to hold a clinic to clear criminal records (Oct. 30, 2023)

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More states pushing ‘Clean Slate’ legislation to clear former convicts (Jun. 2, 2023)

The Clean Slate Act takes various forms in different states, but generally the legislation seals the criminal records of former prisoners after they’ve served their time. New York’s Clean Slate Act bill would automatically seal the records of offenders who have served their sentence plus stayed out of trouble for several years afterward — three years… Continue reading More states pushing ‘Clean Slate’ legislation to clear former convicts (Jun. 2, 2023)

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Here’s what to know about CT’s ‘clean slate’ law, which erases some criminal records (Mar. 27, 2023)

“Connecticut’s ‘clean slate’ law, which is designed to erase certain criminal records after a period of time, took effect earlier this year but has yet to be fully implemented. Here’s what to know about the law.” “The legislation will automatically erase criminal records seven years after the date of a conviction for a misdemeanor or 10 years… Continue reading Here’s what to know about CT’s ‘clean slate’ law, which erases some criminal records (Mar. 27, 2023)

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MO ‘Clean Slate’ Bill Would Make ‘Expungement’ Automatic (Mar. 26, 2023)

“A large percentage of Missourians who could to have their criminal records ‘expunged’ have not done so, despite the effects expungement — referred to as ‘clean slate’ — can have on earnings and opportunities.” “Baker noted many individuals whose records are not expunged struggle to get hired at all, leading to high rates of unemployment.”… Continue reading MO ‘Clean Slate’ Bill Would Make ‘Expungement’ Automatic (Mar. 26, 2023)

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Guest Column: Fix Oregon’s broken system for expunging criminal records (Mar. 14, 2023)

“There is a bill this legislative session that will provide that second chance to thousands of Oregonians. Senate Bill 698, or the “Clean Slate’’ act (sponsored by Sen. Manning), automatically expunges criminal records for people who are eligible. Current law states that individuals convicted of low-level offenses who have completed their sentence and then remained… Continue reading Guest Column: Fix Oregon’s broken system for expunging criminal records (Mar. 14, 2023)

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The Clean Slate bill must be enforced to end injustice in CT (Mar. 13, 2023)

“In 2021, I co-published a report with Paper Prisons about people in Connecticut with convictions. I also testified for the Clean Slate bill, passed in May 2021, which was supposed to erase the records of misdemeanor and low-level felony convictions after seven or ten years without any conviction. The law was supposed to take effect in January… Continue reading The Clean Slate bill must be enforced to end injustice in CT (Mar. 13, 2023)

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