NACDL News: Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Praises New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘Historic’ Categor

On Dec. 21, the Office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo officially announced a plan to pardon thousands of people who were convicted of a misdemeanor or a nonviolent felony at the age of 16 or 17, but who have had no other convictions since. The criteria that applicants must meet are available By this action, thousands of individuals stand to have multiple, significant barriers to successful re-entry into the community removed.