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‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’

As Pennsylvania’s historic Clean Slate Act takes effect, people like Keith will finally have their minor criminal records cleared so that they can have a second chance.

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Introducing Clean Slate

The Center for American Progress and partners gathered to discuss bipartisan clean slate legislation—policies to automatically clear certain criminal records and give people relief from discrimination.

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Clean Slate Toolkit

States across the country are taking action to enact clean slate, a new bipartisan policy solution that uses technology to automatically clear criminal records and give people the second chance they’ve earned.

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Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation

Voters overwhelmingly support clean slate legislation to automatically seal records for nonviolent crimes and marijuana possession. Support also crosses party and demographic lines for legalization of marijuana.

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Second Chance Cities: Local Efforts to Promote Re-Entry Success

In honor of Second Chance Month, Prison Fellowship’s campaign to eliminate barriers to opportunity for justice-involved Americans, CAP is highlighting the range of approaches that cities have adopted to promote second chances for all of their residents.

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How Cities Are Getting Smart on Second Chances

In an effort to break the cycle of incarceration, mayors across the country have been working to reform the criminal justice system.

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