Clean Slate Act Signed Into Law
The Governor has signed the Clean Slate Act into law, making over 2 million New Yorkers eligible for automatic sealing of their criminal records, making it easier for them to access jobs and various services. For misdemeanors, a person has to wait at least three years after serving their sentence and completing their parole or supervision. For certain felony crimes, the wrongdoer has to wait at least eight years. Lukee Forbes of the Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition talks to Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine about the importance of the new law.