Rap Sheets Haunt Former Convicts. California May Change That.
A proposed law would make California the first state to automatically seal from public view the criminal records of people with misdemeanor or lower-level felony convictions.
California needs to reform criminal background checks and what's available to the public. Non-violent offenders are being barred from the second chance they have earned.
People say their rap sheets are getting in the way of jobs and housing. Now California is thinking about automatically sealing those records for millions of people. From Timothy Williams.
“There are so many of us who just want to be better, but are constantly turned down, turned away.” CA legislators consider law to seal all misdemeanor & some felony records so ppl aren’t branded for the rest of their lives as the worst thing they ever did.