‘Clean slate’ law is important step against recidivism

A criminal record is a major barrier to employment and that employment is one of the best ways to make sure that people stay out of trouble, out of the criminal justice system, and out of jail.

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There wasn’t a lot of fanfare to go with it, but Pennsylvania took an important step toward reducing recidivism and driving down the amount that taxpayers spend on keeping their fellow citizens behind bars. A new state program called My Clean Slate...

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