Civil Survival Executive Director, Tarra Simmons, was recently interviewed by The Stranger about House Bill 2890, which would allow some convictions to be vacated before a formerly incarcerated individual’s financial obligations are fully paid. The bill would also increase the number of crimes eligible to be vacated to include second degree robbery, second degree assault and third degree assault. Ultimately the person must prove to a judge that he or she is rehabilitated, but the new bill would expand the opportunities to vacate criminal records that create roadblocks to successful reentry for so many.

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