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Haunted by the Past

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In North Carolina, 1.6 million people have criminal records, and 92 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks, leading to a 50 percent chance a person with a criminal record will not receive a chance at a job interview. These numbers are exacerbated by the fact that North Carolina is one of two states that charge 16 and 17 year olds as adults. But attorneys for Legal Aid of North Carolina are helping those overshadowed by their youth records, expunge their misdemeanor offenses, allowing them to get jobs and lease apartments.
Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 31, Jul 2013, p9