New York’s law enforcement system is great at arresting people, but lousy at keeping track of how the records of those encounters are handled.
Laura Bult and Rosa Goldensohn |
Kevin Cleare marched from a police precinct to district attorneys’ offices to courthouses in an effort to clear up mistakes that had somehow burrowed deep into his criminal record history.
One of every two people at Rikers Island has mistakes on their record. Frank Murphy is working to correct them, one by one.
Rebecca Bratek and Terence Cullen |
In Albany, only a handful of legislators have tried to get government to fix its own mistakes.