“And when I’d inform them of what was on the background check, they would have to retract the offer for insurance reasons."
Canada's government says it has no plans for mass pardons under its new weed legalization bill.
A 2014 vote opened the door for ex-felons to clear their names in a state with a legacy of harsh crime laws. Despite a spike in some offenses since, California is poised to push ahead with criminal-justice reform.
Many states have expungement programs to clear your name, but some charge $500 or more.
It's just one of at least a dozen key facts about the US criminal justice system that remain murky at best.
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