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ACLU pushes for criminal record expungements in New Mexico

ACLU pushes for criminal record expungements in New Mexico

The Associated Press
April 03, 2019 06:48 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for criminal justice reform are urging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign legislation that would allow for people to have certain arrests or convictions removed from their records.

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The American Civil Liberties Union says dozens of people who served time in prison as well as crime victims hand delivered letters to the governor Tuesday.

The move marks a final push to get the bill to become law. The governor has until Friday to sign bills approved by the Legislature in their 60-day session that ended last month.

The record expungement legislation was among a slate of measures aimed at improving ex-convicts' chances at obtaining employment, treatment and other services.

Sponsors argue the bills would make people who are restarting their lives after prison more productive members of society.

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