Working hand and hand with California coders, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday the creation of a partnership with Code for America to expunge tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions.
Citing that the “current justice system is not designed in the digital age” Foxx described the technology partnership as a way to vacate and expunge records at speeds necessary to address “broadest relief possible.”
“Our goal was to have something ready before the state law took effect in January 2020,” Fox said.
Earlier this year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that will make recreational marijuana legal in Illinois as of Jan. 1, 2020.