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Kansas Governor Grants First Pardon
October 24, 2017

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost seven years in office. The pardon granted was for Mark Schmitt, who was convicted of felony theft as a college student in 1994. Schmitt had made a false insurance claim for $1,551 while attending college in Ottawa. He paid his court-ordered restitution, and has his sentence expunged in the … Read More>

Pardon vs. Expungement: How to Fix a Criminal Record
May 3, 2017

Nearly one-third of American adults have some sort of a criminal record. According to a 2012 survey by the Department of Justice, there are more than 100 million records contained in state criminal history databases. Unfortunately, those records are largely made available to the public. Consequently, many people with a criminal record have difficulty applying for a job, seeking housing, … Read More>