A fresh start for the criminal records system

One mistake should not define someone for life. 
FairChecks is a movement calling for a fresh start to the UK’s outdated criminal records system, because everyone deserves a genuine chance to move on.

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Peter's Story
Peter was convicted of Actual Bodily Harm 37 years ago, after acting in self-defence protecting a pregnant woman from assault.
Amir's Story
When he was 17, Amir was part of a group of young men who assaulted another man. Amir did not attack the man himself, but was prosecuted as part of the group and received a six-year prison sentence.
Maureen's Story
Maureen received her conviction at 21. Her younger sister was being verbally abused by a neighbour, and Maureen intervened and eventually shoved the man away.

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Great points in this 🧵 about how mandatory cycle insurance could negatively impact people with cautions & convictions

First step is for govt & society to include people with cautions and ...convictions in their thinking & planning, which these suggestions do not!

⁦@TransformJust1⁩ ⁦@PenelopeGibbs2⁩ did you see this? "Some were previously convicted behind closed doors under the Single Justice Procedure including Al-Obeid, who had been unaware she had ...received a criminal record until contacted by media." https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/13/sarah-everard-met-forced-to-halt-absurd-convictions-over-vigil?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A harsh stance on drugs will pump out criminal sanctions but evidence suggests it's unlikely to deter people from using

Will the government take responsibility for the difficulties people face if ...they get a criminal record because of "tough on drugs" virtue signalling? 🧐

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Great points in this 🧵 about how mandatory cycle insurance could negatively impact people with cautions & convictions

First step is for govt & society to include people with cautions and ...convictions in their thinking & planning, which these suggestions do not!

⁦@TransformJust1⁩ ⁦@PenelopeGibbs2⁩ did you see this? "Some were previously convicted behind closed doors under the Single Justice Procedure including Al-Obeid, who had been unaware she had ...received a criminal record until contacted by media." https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/13/sarah-everard-met-forced-to-halt-absurd-convictions-over-vigil?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A harsh stance on drugs will pump out criminal sanctions but evidence suggests it's unlikely to deter people from using

Will the government take responsibility for the difficulties people face if ...they get a criminal record because of "tough on drugs" virtue signalling? 🧐

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