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JAMAICA: 1,046 Criminal Records Expunged in 2018/19

#Kingston, May 23, 2019 – Jamaica – Some 1,046 criminal records were expunged from a total of 1,915 applications received during the 2018/19 fiscal year.

This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 21.

“The Ministry of Justice continues to offer expungement services to persons who have made a sincere and successful attempt at becoming law-abiding citizens, so that they are given the opportunity to start afresh without being haunted by their past mistakes,” he said.

Mr.  Chuck also informed that he will be submitting a proposal to Cabinet for amendment of the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, so that more deserving persons can benefit from expungement of their criminal records.

Contact: Latonya Linton

Release: JIS

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