Governor proposes reward for good behavior

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Convicted criminals could have their records expunged under a proposal being considered by the Walker Administration.

    The Governor's Public Safety Action Plan asked legislators to consider the proposal  Members of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission are looking into legislation that would remove barriers for former inmates to get back in the work force.

    KTVA News reported there are differences of opinion on the issue.  Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams said he supports the idea if the person convicted of a crime has learned their lesson, addressed the mistake, and been a good citizen since.

    Republican Sen. John Coghill of the North Pole said he was not a big fan of the expungement and Alaska is not ready for total expungement of criminal records.

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