Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Federal Expungement Bill Introduced

H.R. 623

Sec. 3632. Requirements for expungement for certain Non-violent offenses

    `No individual shall be eligible for expungement under this subchapter unless, before filing a petition under this subchapter, such individual--
      `(1) has never been convicted of a violent offense (including an offense under State law that would be a violent offense if it were Federal) and has never been convicted of a nonviolent offense other than the one for which expungement is sought;
      `(2) has fulfilled all requirements of the sentence of the court in which conviction was obtained, including completion of any term of imprisonment or period of probation, meeting all conditions of a supervised release, and paying all fines;
      `(3) has remained free from dependency on or abuse of alcohol or a controlled substance a minimum of 1 year and has been rehabilitated, to the satisfaction of the court referred to in section 3633(b), if so required by the terms of a supervised release;
      `(4) has obtained a high school diploma or completed a high school equivalency program; and
      `(5) has completed at least one year of community service, as determined by the court referred to in section 3633(b).
      Track Bill here


Butch Cassidy said...

There is now an updated version of this bill. H.R. 1529 The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009.

Please Support it!

Anonymous said...

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