expungement http://wfpl.org en In Kentucky the Path to Restoring Voting Rights to Felons Makes a Detour http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-path-restoring-voting-rights-felons-makes-detour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — As a child,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teddi</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Smith-Robillard&nbsp;suffered trauma that haunted and shaped her early years—to the point that she ended up a convicted felon, she said.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I lived in hell, in my mind," she said.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8661 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky the Path to Restoring Voting Rights to Felons Makes a Detour Kentucky House Committee OKs Felon Expungement Bill http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-committee-oks-felon-expungement-bill <p>A bill that would remove certain non-violent felonies from criminal records has cleared a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>Filed by Louisville Rep. Darryl Owens, the bill would expunge charges after five years, as long as they don't lead to a federal criminal indictment. The bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee by a 18 to 8 vote largely along party lines. Only one Republican joined the committee's Democrats in support of the bill.</p><p>Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Thomas Hill testified in support of the measure.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8408 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House Committee OKs Felon Expungement Bill New Indiana Laws on Vaccinations, Criminal Records Take Effect Today http://wfpl.org/post/new-indiana-laws-vaccinations-criminal-records-take-effect-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New laws taking effect today &nbsp;in Indiana allow pharmacists to offer more immunizations and let people convicted of most felonies and misdemeanors to petition to have their record expunged if they haven't re-offended in several years.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:56:17 +0000 Associated Press 5974 at http://wfpl.org New Indiana Laws on Vaccinations, Criminal Records Take Effect Today