National Organization Encourages Governor Lujan Grisham to Sign Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

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National Organization Encourages Governor Lujan Grisham to Sign Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system at the state and federal levels, today urged New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign bipartisan legislation that would reform and improve the state’s criminal justice system.

Bill Expunging Criminal Records Clears NM Senate

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Bill Expunging Criminal Records Clears NM Senate

By MILAN SIMONICH
msimonich@sfnewmexican.com

Committing a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West.

Now that is close to changing. The New Mexico Senate on Wednesday voted 28-13 for a bill clearing the way for both the wrongly accused — and those who committed certain crimes — to petition a court for expunction of those records.

Udall, Heinrich Vote For Legislation To Reform Broken Criminal Justice System, Improve Public Safety

Udall, Heinrich Vote For Legislation To Reform Broken Criminal Justice System, Improve Public Safety

First Step Act would help keep communities safe, reduce cycle of recidivism, and redirect funds toward preventing crime and treating substance abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2018) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined the Senate in voting 87-12 to pass the bipartisan First Step Act, an important step in reforming America’s federal prison and sentencing system to reduce recidivism, save taxpayer dollars, and promote safe communities.