New TN Expungement Law Is Narrow and Confusing


“What began as a well-intentioned bill has morphed into a mess that has frustrated those who need help and those trying to help them.”

                                               – Wendi C. Thomas, Commercial Appeal columnist

Tenneesee’s new expungement law went into effect July 1. It was introduced to help some ex-offenders clear their records so they could find employment, restore their right to vote and put a potentially embarrassing part of their past behind them. 

But despite dozens of inquiries across the state, very few stories of potential relief have emerged because of the law’s narrow focus and confusing application process. 

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