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Participants in the nonprofit organization Truly Reaching You Inc. work at a job site in Akron. The nonprofit provides employment training and housing to formerly incarcerated men.

Paying The Price, For A Lifetime? Collateral Sanctions Create Roadblocks For Formerly Convicted Ohioans

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AKRON, Ohio (WKSU) — More than two decades ago, Perry Clark’s substance use led him down a dark path that resulted in a felony conviction for aggravated robbery. He was luckier than many; he had support when he returned home from prison. “I came home, and by the blessing of God I had my mom… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Lawmakers Seek Tighter Limits on Expunging Juvenile Records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want to increase the minimum age at which people can have their juvenile court records expunged from 23 to 28, in response to the Dayton shooting that killed nine people. Cleveland.com reports that Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz says he plans to add the provision to… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Lawmakers Target Solar power, Felony Expungement

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – People who put solar panels on their homes will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK’d new rules for the fledgling industry in one of the country’s top coal-producing states. The legislation was one of 119 bills Kentucky lawmakers finished on Thursday, an explosion of… Read More