September 21, 2020

1/30/2020 – Article: “Bipartisan Proposal Would Give Some Former Idaho Inmates A ‘Clean Slate'”

  • Article: “Bipartisan Proposal Would Give Some Former Idaho Inmates A ‘Clean Slate'”
  • “We hope [this proposal] will have a transformative effect on these peoples’ lives,” said House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel (D-Boise). Most other states have some sort of law that allows adults to seal their criminal records by following certain criteria. Rubel said that often, the time an individual serves in prison is the least of their worries. She said some people struggle to get jobs, scholarships, housing, or certain degrees because of their criminal background. Rubel said these are some of the “collateral consequences” that follow these folks around for the rest of their lives.