SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Having a criminal record can make it hard to get a job or even vote, but on Wednesday, one community event made it a little easier for some.
A clinic was held in Rutherford County aimed at helping people learn more about getting certain convictions cleared from their records.
More than 125 people showed up to the event, held at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna. Experts say this step can open more doors for those who are trying to turn their lives around.
“Many members of our community… may have things on their record that would not allow them to either vote or to get a job. And so, what we want to do is to help eliminate any barriers for people within the community to be able to sustain themselves,” said expungement clinic coordinator Eric Murry.