Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill allowing some crimes to be erased from public records.
The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports.
Some low-level offenders will be able to ask the court that convicted them to erase up to one felony or two misdemeanors. Supporters say it will make it easier for them to get jobs and housing after they’ve served sentences or paid fines.
Shelli Weisberg is with the ACLU of Michigan.
“We really think that this gives people with records a really meaningful second chance,” she says.