Lansing NAACP Donates $50,000 to the Legal Services of South-Central Michigan

By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MI  – It happens time and time again, a convicted felon finds the perfect job, house, or school. He (or she) fills out the application and submits it for a background check. If this individual had a clear record, the results of the application would be approved, but this person has a criminal conviction and is, therefore, more than likely to be denied. Having a criminal conviction is usually devastating to deal with,

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The City of Lansing Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair Offers a Fresh Start

By Deborah M. Walker

 

LANSING, MICHIGAN —   Ryan James sat in his truck patiently waiting for the City of Lansing Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair to begin. James said he went to the fair to have a felony conviction from 1999 expunged from his record. Having the felony on his record has hindered his employment opportunities and made it difficult to find work, James confessed. While trying to get his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), James discovered his felony was still a major barrier to obtaining a well-paying job.

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