Click on the image to access this episode! In this country, if you paid for your crime you’re allowed back onto a level playing field. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. However, as many returning citizens know, a criminal record can follow – and haunt – you for the rest of your life. New legislation is helping to expunge many criminal records and give people a second chance at life.
In this episode, we hear from three individuals working hard to make Michigan’s ground-breaking “Clean Slate” program more accessible and more helpful to returning citizens looking to expunge their records and get a fresh start. State Representative Tenisha Yancey, former Michigan House of Representatives member and current Director of Academic Outreach at Team Wellness Center Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, and Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit each weigh-in to explain the laws regarding expungement and share its importance.
This show is not just for those looking to move on from mistakes of the past; it’s for all of us who stand to benefit from a more tolerant society that gives one another a second chance.