Finally, some good news!

Under Pennsylvania’s “Clean Slate” bill, records of minor, non-violent misdemeanor convictions will automatically be sealed from public viewing after 10 conviction-free years. Photo from Steven Gottlieb via The Atlantic.

IN OTHER NEWS

(Criminal justice news that could use a second look.)

Chief Scott Schubert is expected to provide the Pittsburgh Police department with a steady hand, while avoiding the reforms pursued by his predecessor, Chief Cameron McLay. Photo by Lake Fong, via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
  • Post-Gazette: “Pittsburgh police chief worked his way to the top”
  • PRI: “It took a health emergency for this Guatemalan boy, who crossed the border alone, to see a US judge”

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