Expungement Crisis: The Long Wait to Restore ‘Ruined Lives’

Media August 23, 2021

“Nine in 10 employers, four out of every five landlords, and three out of every five colleges and universities now use background checks to screen out applicants with criminal records, according to the CAP.

‘Often called “collateral consequences,” the resulting barriers to employment, housing, education, and other basics put economic stability, let alone upward mobility, out of reach for tens of millions of individuals and families,’ CAP said.

Although the movement towards broader expungement has grown, the inconsistent application of its rules has ensnared thousands of individuals like Burner.”

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