Requests to Expunge Criminal Records on the Rise

Tennessee has reported a 71 percent jump since 2007 in the number of people filing to have charges expunged. Davidson County has seen cases more than double in that same time frame. Officials say this rise is related to the economy -- as jobs become scarcer and employers are able to be pickier, people want their records cleaned up to help them in the job market. The Tennessean reports.

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