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Another Negative Consequence of Having a Criminal Record: Denied Access to Crime Victim Services

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

Many people realize that America’s prisons are overcrowded and that having a criminal record—even one linked to a minor crime that’s 10 years old—can place innumerable hurdles in one’s way in terms of finding employment and housing. However, many do not realize that individuals with criminal records are also frequently denied access to crime… Read More »

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Previously Incarcerated Advocate Speaks out On What It’s like To Live with A Criminal Record

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

In a piece recently published by the Center for American Progress, one criminal justice advocate speaks out on the lifelong consequences of having a criminal record, and how making one nonviolent mistake, even many years earlier and after having done your time, can forever rob you of your rights. The piece was written in… Read More »

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Getting Your Record Sealed Is Important—Now More Than Ever

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

What exactly does it mean that New York has a new law on the books which makes many misdemeanors and some felonies eligible for record-sealing? It means that the conviction won’t appear during a background check, nor can it be made available to the public. It also means that hundreds of thousands of people… Read More »

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The “Perpetual Punishment” That Can Come From a Criminal Record

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

WSKG (New York) recently featured an important piece about the “perpetual punishment” that results from having a criminal record. In it, the author and host of the podcast Decarcerate discusses not only the tangible consequences—such as losing employment opportunities—but the other effects that are often less visible, such as the re-traumatization when someone’s criminal… Read More »

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Running For Office with a Criminal Record

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

In January, the question of whether an individual with a criminal record can run for U.S. Senate came up when Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who was convicted for sharing classified government documents on WikiLeaks, filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the state of Maryland. Specifically, Manning was convicted in… Read More »

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