Dennis Ferrier of WSMV reports that only 17 people have taken advantage of Tennessee’s new expungement law . I was excited about the new expungemnt law going into effect in hopes it would give citizens a second chance. Once , I had a hard look at the law . I knew few people would qualify. If you go to my web site , you can read about the process.
My modest proposal is to have the state legislature revisit the expungement law. Open it up. Allow more folks to take advantage of clearing their criminal record. Take down some of the barriers that have only allowed 17 people in Nashville to even file for an expungement. Should the government reward folks that have changed their ways or should they have a mark on their record that lasts a lifetime.