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New Kansas mayor who spent time in prison helps ex-offenders


January 11, 2019

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas mayor who served three years in prison before being elected spent his first full day in office launching a program that would help qualifying ex-convicts try to get the same second chance he received by having their criminal records expunged.

Jermaine Wilson presided over his first Leavenworth City Commission meeting on Tuesday evening, stepping into the mayor's seat roughly 12 years after he went to prison for a drug conviction, the Kansas City Star reported.

Wilson and Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson on Wednesday announced a program that w...

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