Automatic Expungement

November 14, 2021

Host Andre Ward talks with guest Judith Whiting, general counsel for the Community Service Society, a Manhattan-based anti-poverty non-profit, about the importance of automatic expungement for people with histories of involvement in the criminal legal system. Automatic expungement is fundamental to addressing the wrongs of over-policing, excessive prosecution, and racial injustice in our criminal legal system and to reducing the systemic barriers that disproportionately impact low-income individuals of color. In New York City, for example, 48% of those arrested for marijuana possession in 2017 were black, 38% were Latinx, and only 9% were white.

Episode Number
422
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Both Sides of the Bars

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