Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard is backing legislation that would allow record restrictions for people who have served sentences and stayed out of trouble after convictions for nonviolent felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Howard announced last week he has joined forces with Georgia Justice Project Executive Director Doug Ammar to help craft “first of its kind” legislation. On Monday, Howard announced they and local ministers had asked for a meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal to talk about the proposal in House Bill 981.

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