Gary Fields

Journalist (NATIONAL)
Reporter for The Wall Street Journal focusing on criminal justice issues. Also a board member for the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing

Links: Link to bio | (Current as of: November 5, 2014)


News Story

High Cost of New Hepatitis C Drugs Strains Prison Budgets, Locks Many Out of Cure

Peter Loftus, Gary Fields
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 12, 2016
Thousands of convicts have the deadly infectious disease, but only the sickest qualify for medicines because they are so expensive.

News Story

Fight Grows to Stop Expunged Criminal Records Living On in Background Checks

Joe Palazzolo, Gary Fields
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
May 7, 2015
Criminal records live on in some reports even after being expunged from government databases leaving many with difficulties of getting jobs and housing.

News Story

For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline

Gary Fields, John R. Emshwiller
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
October 21, 2014
A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.

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