The Spent convictions bill which includes the expungement of criminal records will be reviewed in the Legislative Assembly (LA) mid-next week.
One writer of the bill, Home Affairs Acting Chief Officer Kathryn Dinspel-Powell said an ex-offender who served five years or more in prison then lived a crime free life for at least 15 years will be eligible to state their case to a board with the hopes of having their record cleared.
Mrs. Dinspel-Powell added, people who have been convicted of heinous crimes will be exempt from having their records expunged. She added, if the offence committed left someone maimed or paralysed the bill would not allow for the removal of these from one’s record
Mrs.Dinspel-Powell said people have not yet been picked or trained to make up the expungement board as the bill is still being finalized.
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