NPR's Marketplace Morning Report: Inside California’s new law allowing more people to seal old criminal records
"An old criminal record can derail a person’s economic prospects for years. People who have served prison time often have a hard time finding jobs and qualifying for loans, while also facing higher rates of poverty.
But in California, Senate Bill 731, recently signed into law, will expand the number of people eligible to have their criminal records sealed, meaning those records can no longer be accessed by potential employers and landlords..."
Professor David Harding discussed the implications of the new law with David Brancaccio on December 9, 2022.