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Erase Your Criminal History and Get a Fresh Start for Justice

It’s time to wipe the slate clean. Social justice, equity, and a fair shot at building a future matter in Connecticut. That’s why we’ve passed the Clean Slate bill for old and low-level criminal convictions. We also passed the Cannabis erasure laws to help wipe away criminal histories now that adult-use Cannabis is legal.

Your future doesn’t have to be limited because of mistakes made years or even decades ago.



Unexpected delays due to aging data systems and inaccurate data quality have slowed down the erasure process.  We are working diligently to make sure erasures are fair, accurate and legal.  Over 13,000 people have had their records erased to date, and by July we anticipate that nearly 90,000 people will have their records wiped clean. We anticipate that all eligible erasures dating back to the year 2000 will be completed over the next 12 months.



How a Conviction is Erased 


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Automated Record Clearing

The new Clean Slate and Cannabis erasure programs will automatically erase certain types of convictions beginning in 2023. Other cases will require a petition process.
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Connecticut's Tech Investment

Connecticut has invested more than $5 million to automate our systems. We’ve started rolling out both programs with the help of groups across the state.
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Review Your Criminal Record

Wondering how to review your criminal record? You can see an overview of cases that haven’t been erased yet and search for your convictions using your name or case number.


These laws are an important step to make sure Connecticut citizens aren’t punished beyond their sentences and can live full, productive lives. The laws will reduce crime by encouraging full reintegration into society. Nearly a third of the population has a criminal record.

Studies show that people with old and minor convictions are unlikely to commit future crimes. Old convictions also unfairly target minority populations. In Connecticut, Black individuals are 9.4 times more likely to be incarcerated, creating economic inequality and a greater social divide.

Clean Slate will boost local economies and create job opportunities for thousands of residents.

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NOTE: None of the information on this website should be considered legal advice. All information and materials provided are intended for informational purposes only.