September 29 2015

Los Angeles Times – Prop. 47 promises a new start for ex-offenders carrying years-old burdens

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…But on Sunday, at an event that drew more than 4,000 people to Exposition Park, I saw what the new law ought to get credit for: allowing law-abiding folks to clean up ancient criminal records that can keep them on society’s margins, blocked from good jobs, locked out of decent housing and barred from student loans…

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