‘Stop judging us by our mistakes’: New York’s formerly incarcerated join pols in call for passage of Clean Slate Act


Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance, criminal justice advocates and elected officials argued in Brooklyn Sunday as they made an emotional stand to support passage of the Clean Slate Act. 

Gathering within the second-floor hall of the Brooklyn Commons located on 495 Flatbush Ave. and organized by Clean Slate New York, elected officials and the directly impacted spoke in support of those who have served their time but now face insurmountable obstacles while trying to survive on the outside world decades after committing a crime.