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04-15-2016, 03:21 PM
Apr 10, 2016 12:59 PM EST

Convict's Testimony Changes Republican Minds In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - At least 62,000 convicted felons in Kentucky will have the opportunity to wipe their records clean in part because a 45-year-old man convicted of stealing car radios 27 years ago convinced a powerful Republican lawmaker to change his mind. . . ."

" . . .But Powell's testimony was different. It had such an impact on Whitney Westerfield, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, that he reversed his long-held opposition on the spot. Before the meeting was over, he was sending messages to his Republican colleagues telling them they had to pass the bill. . ."

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