Charlie Mahoney Published 10:00 p.m. ET Nov. 2, 2019
It’s hard to get back on your feet with a criminal record hanging over your head. (Photo: Todd McInturf, The Detroit News)
A criminal record is a huge roadblock to getting a job and living a productive life. For many Michiganians, despite paying their debt to society, it’s very difficult to get back on their feet and live a self-sufficient life with a criminal record hanging over their heads. The expungement process in Michigan is currently far too restrictive, leaving thousands of residents with a long-lasting record that prevents them from living up to their potential.
A University of Michigan Law School study published this year found that people who have their