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Individuals with criminal records say their histories make it more difficult for them to find housing and employment –obstacles that, according to criminal justice reform advocates, funnel people back into the cycle of crime. Two proposals by elected leaders in D.C. would simplify the process of sealing or completely expunging criminal records. One proposal goes so far as to require that records be fully and automatically expunged if a person is arrested but not prosecuted, or prosecuted but not convicted. While many see the proposals as offering much-needed second chances, others worry a lack of transparency would make it more difficult to hold repeat offenders, and the criminal justice system as a whole, accountable.
- David LaBahn President & CEO of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys; @ProsecutorDave
- Cynthia W. Roseberry Executive Director, Council For Court Excellence; @justice_is_love
- Martin Austermuhle Reporter, WAMU 88.5; @maustermuhle
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