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Criminal records to be expunged at event in Flint Wednesday

steve carmody
Michigan Radio

Up to 1,000 people are expected to get criminal convictions expunged from their records during an event this week in Flint.

Wednesday’s expungement fair will take place at the Genesee County Sheriff’s office. 

Michigan’s new expungement law took effect in April.  The law expands number of misdemeanor and felony convictions that qualify for expungement.

Percy Glover served 12 years in prison on a manslaughter conviction. He says having his record cleared is life-changing.

“For someone that was convicted as a teenager who made a mistake, at 17-18, who is now 40, who has struggled the last two decades with finding a job, it changes everything instantly,” says Glover.

The Michigan Attorney General’s office is hosting the event, along with the Genesee County Prosecutor and Sheriff’s offices. 

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Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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