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Michigan eyes reform to costly, confusing system of expunging criminal records

Michigan eyes reform to costly, confusing system of expunging criminal records

Research shows that expungement — which makes certain criminal offenses invisible to the public while remaining visible to police and prosecutors — improves access to higher wages and better jobs without threatening public safety. But the process can seem labyrinthian for people who can’t afford a lawyer, and criminal justice advocates argue far too few people qualify under existing law.

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Roots Of Mass Incarceration: The Policies That Led To 2.2 Million People Behind Bars

Roots Of Mass Incarceration: The Policies That Led To 2.2 Million People Behind Bars

A year after pot became legal, Michigan still months away from retail sales

A year after pot became legal, Michigan still months away from retail sales