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From the New York Times

The authors of an important new study on the effect and availability of expungement in Michigan have published a summary and analysis of their conclusions in a recent New York Times opinion piece.

The study, conducted under a data sharing agreement with the state, examines the effects of expungement on employability and income, and whether individuals who are eligible are actually obtaining relief.

Although the study found that the wages of those who obtain expungement increase by an average of 20% within a year, it also found that only 6.5% of the those eligible for expungement obtained it in the the first five years of eligibility.

Read the full story here.