Jesse Kelley

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Opinion | 'Clean Slate' should simplify, not complicate, expungement process

Opinion | 'Clean Slate' should simplify, not complicate, expungement process

October 25, 2019 | Jesse Kelley, Nila Bala

The current process for expungement in Michigan is confusing and costly. A mechanism that automatically clears criminal convictions after 10 years is good policy that could create more  law-abiding citizens.

Opinion | A conservative case for criminal record ‘Clean Slate’ in Michigan

Opinion | A conservative case for criminal record ‘Clean Slate’ in Michigan

March 4, 2019 | Jesse Kelley, Arthur Rizer

An estimated half million Michigan adults have criminal records that hobble their ability to get jobs. Could wiping their slate clean help the state economy, and actually reduce recidivism?