One Caymanian attorney says the ability to expunge criminal is something that should be welcomed in Cayman because ti could benefit Caymanians looking for employment.
Attorney Richard Barton says right now, those from jurisdictions that expunge records have an advantage over Caymanians in the local job hunt because they have the ability to have their records wiped clean.
“If we are to draconian in our rehabilitation measures, what you will find is it places us at a distinct disadvantage in terms of the global labour force,” Mr. Barton said. “If someone’s record is expunged in the United States, for instance, and they were to apply for a job, currently it is such that the Caymanian would be at a disadvantage because their record would be revealed.”
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