Jay Parker http://ripr.org en Proposal to Give Those Who've Gone Straight a Clean Slate http://ripr.org/post/proposal-give-those-whove-gone-straight-clean-slate <p>A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on a proposed expansion in the expungement of criminal records in Rhode Island. Supporters call expungement a way for former offenders to overcome past mistakes.<br><br>Deacon Jay Parker was one of the people to speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Parker says criminal charges from more than 20 years ago have been an obstacle when he’s applied for jobs.<br> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:28:34 +0000 Ian Donnis 11434 at http://ripr.org