Terrence Hayes speaks about the Multnomah County district attorney’s new Justice Integrity Unit at the annual conference of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions on Aug. 8, 2022, in Portland, Ore.

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Justice

Multnomah County DA revisits past convictions under program to right previous wrongs

Revisiting claims of innocence and speeding up the expungement process was a cornerstone of Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s election platform in 2020. But after a first attempt in 2021 to get the program up and running sputtered, Schmidt’s vision might finally be coming into focus.

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