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4/22/2012 9:21:00 AM
2011 Indiana law lets criminal records be 'erased' from public view

Laura Lane, Herald-Times

A 2011 law restricting access to public records in criminal cases makes it OK for job applicants convicted of nonviolent crimes to lie about some felony convictions when seeking employment.

“It’s legal permission to fib,” said Monroe County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Miller.

Indiana’s restricted disclosure law, which went into effect last July, essentially erases a person’s arrest and conviction records from public view under certain circumstances.

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