Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Permanent Record: How Arrests Stick With Tens of Millions of Americans

The federal government is holding the records of 77.7 million people in its master criminal records file. That is one record for about every three U.S. adults. Our page one story today looks at the often lifelong consequences of these arrest records, even for minor offenses or for charges that were thrown out. Here is a rundown.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/08/19/permanent-record-how-arrests-stick-with-tens-of-millions-of-americans/?mod=WSJBlog

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