All people, including those who have been convicted of a crime, deserve equal opportunity to contribute to society and build successful and fulfilling lives. Unfortunately, the mere fact that a Connecticut resident has a criminal conviction in their history puts more than 550 legal barriers in their path. In 2021, the ACLU-CT supported Clean Slate, a bill that automatically erases criminal records after a defined conviction-free period. House Bill 6918 makes clarifying changes to Clean Slate to increase its coverage.
HB 6918, An Act Concerning Erasure of Criminal History Records