expungement

Federal Legalization Still Wouldn’t Free All Cannabis Prisoners

"Tell everybody in this government that y’all need to let everybody out of jail for selling weed before y’all start…

April 7, 2022

National Expungement Week: Learn How to Clear Your Record (For Free)

September 26 through October 3 is National Expungement Week of Action and Awareness (NEW), and a series of in-person and…

September 28, 2021

First All-Drug Decriminalization Bill to Be Introduced in Congress

On June 15, ahead of the 50th anniversary of Nixon’s declaration of the “War on Drugs,” Democratic Representatives Bonnie Watson…

June 15, 2021

What LA County DA George Gascón Means for California Drug Policy

On December 7, newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón took office and announced sweeping reforms to the…

December 10, 2020

The Pittsburgh Steelers Want to Help Expunge Your Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record in Pennsylvania, the Steelers want to help you clear it. The football team announced…

February 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Expunge Millions of Cannabis Convictions Faster

Has Bernie Sanders been reading Filter? Last week we asked how far all the 2020 candidates—and Sanders in partfcular—will go…

October 30, 2019

Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL

On August 27, Chicago’s district attorney announced an ambitious plan to expunge tens of thousands of low-level cannabis convictions. Kim…

September 4, 2019