Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

Expunging criminal records, that is, removing misdemeanor or felony charges from a rap sheet, would be the most tangible form of a second chance, but it isn’t so easy to wipe the slate clean in New York State: criminal records can only be sealed, and even then, this only pertains to certain crimes.

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

BROOKLYN, (Workers World Today) – Although recidivism rates are widely acknowledged as the measure of our criminal justice system’s success, many …