Memphis Fundraiser to Help Expunge Criminal Records

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will host a fundraiser March 21 at the Hattiloo Theater to benefit people who cannot afford to have their criminal records expunged, The Commercial Appeal reports. A 2012 law allows people convicted of specific nonviolent crimes in Tennessee to have their records expunged for a $450 fee. "There are many people in Memphis who want to find a job or a better job and their records are being held against them," Strickland said. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is a suggested $25 donation.

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