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For the Record: Candid Conversations about Criminal Record Clearance—Episode 1, Khalil Cumberbatch

May 13, 2018

Khalil Cumberbatch, an associate vice president at the Fortune Society, joins the podcast to discuss his experiences living with a criminal record
"[Record clearance] has the ability to tell a larger narrative, which in this case, is largely about humanizing someone."

Khalil Cumberbatch, an associate vice president at the Fortune Society, joins the podcast to discuss his experiences living with a criminal record and receiving a gubernatorial pardon as well as his current efforts as a criminal justice reform advocate and his vision for the future of criminal record clearance.


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About For the Record


Around 70 million adults in the United States have a criminal record, and thousands more work to help those with records succeed in their communities. Each one of these people has a story.


This interview series, produced as part of the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, explores the varying perspectives on often overlooked and underexplored aspects of criminal records and what it means to clear them. In each episode, Rashawn Davis, a policy analyst at The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, sits down with people in the field—which include those with criminal records as well as policymakers, lawyers, and social workers, among others—to capture their experiences and their visions for the future of criminal record clearance.