- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Advocates for criminal justice reform are urging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign legislation that would allow for people to have certain arrests or convictions removed from their records.

The American Civil Liberties Union says dozens of people who served time in prison as well as crime victims hand delivered letters to the governor Tuesday.

The move marks a final push to get the bill to become law. The governor has until Friday to sign bills approved by the Legislature in their 60-day session that ended last month.

The record expungement legislation was among a slate of measures aimed at improving ex-convicts’ chances at obtaining employment, treatment and other services.

Sponsors argue the bills would make people who are restarting their lives after prison more productive members of society.

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