Over 100 people in Fulton County who had nonviolent misdemeanors had their records expunged Friday in honor of Juneteenth.
The Juneteenth Expungement Celebration was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church and shared via Zoom. It was billed as an opportunity for “second chances for dignity, equity and justice.”
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Over 400 people with nonviolent convictions applied to participate.
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The event was co-hosted by the Georgia Justice Project, The Temple, The MLK Sr. Collaborative and Fulton County Solicitor General Keith E. Grammage.
“On this Juneteenth, when we finally celebrate it as a national holiday, a hundred people in Fulton County awaken with a clean criminal record and a renewed opportunity to pursue the great American Dream,” Gammage said in a statement.
“We celebrate Juneteenth by providing this life-improving service to those suffering from the burden of old, non-violent misdemeanor records that have been barriers to employment and housing thereby limiting their freedom,” Gammage added.
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