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‘If You Are Telling Someone They Can Come Home One Day, They Deserve a Second Chance.’
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‘If You Are Telling Someone They Can Come Home One Day, They Deserve a Second Chance.’

Hundreds of Thousands of Michiganders Could Get the Clean Slates They Deserve

With the passage of Michigan’s Clean Slate bill, people like Jarret could finally have a second chance.

Jarret Ruffin shares how a criminal record has haunted him for more than half of his life and how, with the passage of Michigan’s Clean Slate bill, he could finally be allowed to move on. Learn more at www.safeandjustmi.org.

Jasmine Hardy is the video editor at the Center for American Progress. David Ballard is the policy and outreach coordinator for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center. Rebecca Vallas is a senior fellow at the Center.

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Authors

Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

David Ballard

Inclusive Growth Policy Manager

Rebecca Vallas

Senior Fellow

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