A felony conviction, even for a non-violent, minor offense, can be an economic life sentence. The last two Presidents of the United States have admitted to using cocaine–a felony offense in Kentucky. But where they weren’t caught, weren’t prosecuted, there are thousands of Kentuckians who have difficulty getting anything other than low-level temp work because of a conviction for something our commanders-in-chiefs have admitted to. It’s time for Kentucky to get smart on crime. It’s time to forgive low-level, non-violent felons who have proven they’ve changed. It’s time for our legislature to pass Class D Felony Expungement in Kentucky.
I have started this blog in an effort to cover the 2016 January legislative session in Kentucky. After years of failing to pass a bill to give felons back even their voting rights, let alone a chance at expungement, it appears that there is a solid chance of the legislature doing the right thing. Over the next few weeks, and until a comprehensive Class D Felony Expungement bill is passed, this blog will breakdown the specifics of how expungement works in Kentucky now and how hopefully Class D Felony expungement will work in the near future. Whether you have been convicted of possession in Paducah, or welfare fraud in Winchester, if your debt to society has been paid, you deserve the same chance at work as anyone else. This site is here to advocate for you.
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