Nearly 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record, with even minor offenses carrying a stigma. With nearly 9 in 10 employers, 4 in 5 landlords, and 3 in 5 colleges screening criminal background checks, this can bring a life sentence of poverty.
We believe that people with criminal records paid their debt to society deserve to live the American dream. Though they made a mistake, it shouldn’t be a life sentence. So we’re working alongside national partners to continue to move South Carolina toward policies that make expungement more accessible for eligible people. Check out the video to learn more about the national #CleanSlate initiative!