Key Points:

  • 93%Percentage of individuals who are eligible for expungement but do not obtain relief.
  • $0Cost to an individual to obtain an expungement under Clean Slate.
  • 2.8%The reduction in unemployment among justice involved individuals once Clean Slate is passed.

Oklahoma allows for certain criminal records to be sealed or expunged, but under the current petition-based system, only a tiny fraction of eligible individuals ever successfully get their records cleared. Many do not even know it’s an option. And nearly all eligible individuals must proactively file a petition in court—a process that can be both expensive and time-intensive. Requiring courts to process each paper petition one by one, straining valuable judicial resources.

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