Criminal Justice News

Rhode Island House Panel Approves Expungement Bill

Adding to the list of on-going states looking to give those with a criminal history another chance, the House Panel approved a piece of legislation in Rhode Island that would allow a judge to wipe a record with as many as five misdemeanor convictions clean. With unanimous approval from key House committee and support from Attorney …

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CO Governor Hickenlooper Pardons Felon to Fend Off Deportation

Last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), gave a pardon to a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed at a Blockbuster video store in 1998. Rene Lima-Marin came to the U.S. during the 1980 Mariel boat lift  from Cuba. Despite obtaining legal residency, Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 and was sentenced to 98 years …

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Memphis Mayor Lends Hand in Paying for Expungements

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is doing his part to give those with a criminal past a second chance. Mayor Strickland gave a recent news conference stating his goal to help non-violent offenders pay for record expungements through his Better Memphis Fund. “Expunging people’s record is important in so many ways,” Strickland says. “It helps people find a …

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Wisconsin Troubled Youths Getting A Second Chance

Wisconsin lawmakers have begun efforts to sustain a bill under state law that would allow offenders from ages 17-25 to ask a judge to wipe their record clean if they complete their sentence. The request must be made at the time of the sentencing, but state representative Evan Goyke is confident the bill will do …

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Georgia Police Pitching In To Provide Knowledge of Record Expungement

The lives of the legally challenged can be rough sometimes. The Snellville Police Department in Georgia has taken it upon themselves to lend a hand to these struggling individuals who cannot find work. The department has been organizing events in the local area, such as an upcoming event at Gwinnett High School on June 3rd, …

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Why Traveling Abroad for Ex-Cons Is Painful

Let’s face it, going through customs when traveling abroad can be a pain. The long waiting periods, the paperwork, the screaming babies, the typical airport pet-peeves. If you’re an ex-convict, you’ve got even more to worry about: being denied entry to the country you’re traveling too. A good example is ‘jail bae’, Jeremy Meeks. Even …

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Today in Trump: What’s Happening with the Travel Ban and Immigration?

With the 100th day of the Trump administration approaching, there has certainly been no shortage of shocking moments and provocative mandates. The implementation of various policies that President Trump pushed forward has been shaky. Among those policies are the notorious travel ban issued by executive order, and immigration reform. Both areas have been at the …

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Former Felon with Restored Gun Rights Saves Arizona State Trooper

Arizona resident Thomas Yoxall, who initially requested media anonymity, has emerged as the hero who saved the life of DPS Trooper Edward Andersson using his right to bear arms. There was a time, however, when Yoxall’s firearm rights were once restricted because of a felony theft conviction. In 2003, Yoxall had his gun rights restored …

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Can A Criminal Record Get You Deported?

Without question, one of the most heated issues in the 2016 election was immigration.  As the winner of the 2016 election, Trump’s controversial views on immigration have become strikingly more important over the last 24 hours.  At the outset of Mr. Trump’s campaign he made headlines by characterizing Mexicans immigrating to the United States as …

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How a Recruiter Can Place a Candidate with a Criminal Record

Recruiting is not always the easiest job.  Recruiters are constantly looking for the right applicant for the right job and the timing needs to be perfect.  Many salespeople and executives are often contacted (maybe 1x per quarter) from recruiters.  And we have to hand it to recruiters – they are a polished bunch of people – …

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