States Expand the Types of Criminal Records Eligible for Expungement

The Mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser, recently proposed a plan to wipe clean the arrest records of people who were not later convicted. Her plan joins a number of "second chance" or "clean slate" bills proposed in the U.S. that would limit employers' access to criminal records of arrests without convictions, minor misdemeanors and even low-level felonies, to improve ex-offenders' job prospects.  To read more ->