Criminal Justice Reform: A Look at Clean Slate and Second Chance Legislation

In 2018, Pennsylvania became the first state to enact a “Clean Slate” law to seal certain criminal records automatically.  Act 56, formerly House Bill 1419, provides individuals with low-level, non-violent criminal records with a mechanism to have their record(s) sealed from public view. Why enact Clean Slate and make a criminal record sealing process automatic?  … Continue reading Criminal Justice Reform: A Look at Clean Slate and Second Chance Legislation