Marshall Project Originals
How Do You Clear a Pot Conviction From Your Record?
It depends on where you live. (Californians, you’re in luck.)
A Decades-Old Conviction Cost Me My Post-Retirement Job
A mistake from a Dallas grandmother’s past reared its ugly head when she least expected it.
Want to Clear Your Record? It’ll Cost You $450
In Tennessee and other states, former felons can’t always afford it.
Six States Where Felons Can’t Get Food Stamps
Few holdouts remain, as drug-war-era bans on benefits are lifted.
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Clearing Your Record
A primer on the complicated road to expungement.