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Faith & Freedom Coalition Commends Georgia House and Senate for Passing the Criminal Records Expungement Bill

Duluth, Ga. – On Wednesday, the Georgia House and the Senate passed the criminal records expungement bill (SB 288), which will allow certain misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies to qualify for expungement. The Faith & Freedom Coalition commends Speaker David Ralston and Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan for passing this legislation.

In Georgia, more than 4 million residents had a criminal record in 2016, according to the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO). The bill would restrict access to the criminal records of defendants who have not committed additional crimes in four years.

“This is a great step forward on criminal justice reform in Georgia,” said Timothy Head, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. “This bill will help millions of Georgians have another chance at life by reducing the recidivism rates and will allow more Georgians to enter the workforce.”

The Faith & Freedom Coalition works to advocate for the core American values of faith, freedom, and family. Among its many priorities is justice reform, the work to make our system safe, fair, and equitable for all. Guided by Christ’s command to care for the least of these, the organization aims to advance policies that keep the incarcerated safe while in prison and empower them to make a new life upon their release. To learn more about the Faith & Freedom Coalition, visit

About the Faith & Freedom Coalition

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is a national grassroots movement of over 2 million conservatives and people of faith in support of time-honored values, stronger families, and individual freedom. Learn more about Faith & Freedom at


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