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In 2007 Shanyeill McCloud was convicted of misdemeanor battery protecting herself and her daughter from her abusive husband, a record that upturned her life, making it nearly impossible to find employment. After almost 16 months unemployed, Shanyeill learned she was not eligible for expungement under current Wisconsin state law. Despite this, Shanyeill has dedicated herself to helping others navigate the process of receiving judicial clemency using the knowledge she gained—one of those beneficiaries being Karie Elliott, a vet tech living in Milwaukee.