NY Gov. Cuomo Issues Pardons Under New Program for Teens

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New York state is offering pardons for some former offenders who committed a nonviolent crime when they were 16 or 17 and have stayed conviction-free for at least 10 years. Anyone convicted of a sex crime does not qualify, and pardons can be withdrawn if the recipient is re-convicted. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the first group of 101 pardons on Dec. 30, after creating the youth pardon program in 2015, NPR Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!