Tag: expungement

Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

| February 24, 2015

Florida refuses to restore full constitutional rights to ex-felons. The result? One black Floridian of every four can’t vote, hold office or serve on a jury. Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Commit any felony in Florida and you lose your right to vote for life–unless the governor and the clemency board agree […]

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| December 23, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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Photo: Oct. 10 Expungement forum

Photo: Oct. 10 Expungement forum

| October 17, 2013

Second chance for some FORT WAYNE—Indiana State Representative Jud McMillin (R-68th), the sponsor and one of the architects of the state’s Second Chance Law allowing for the expungement of certain types of criminal convictions presented details of the law, also known as House Bill 1482, at Turner Chapel AME Church on Oct. 10. Local attorneys […]

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Free forums set to assist in expunging criminal records

Free forums set to assist in expunging criminal records

| October 3, 2013

Indiana Criminal Conviction Expungement Information Forum is set for at 10 a.m., Oct. 10 in the IPFW Walb Union Ballroom, 2101 East Coliseum Blvd., and at 5:30 p.m., that same evening at Turner Chapel AME Church, 836 E. Jefferson Blvd.

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