When Gov. Tom Wolf signed a clean slate bill into law, Pennsylvania took an important step toward criminal justice reform. The new rule orders automatic sealing of criminal records for misdemeanors and charges not leading to convictions. This type of law is referred to as “clean slate” legislation because it gives deserving people a clean slate with which to re-enter society.
“Pennsylvania should be a place where people who deserve second chances, get them,” said Americans for Prosperity – Pennsylvania State Director Beth Anne Mumford in support of the law. “Too few people in our state charged with low-level, nonviolent crimes get a fair shot at putting their lives back together after paying their debt to society.”
AFP-PA led the campaign to get this legislation passed, advocating through coalition work and digital advertisements.