Do you honestly believe Americans are genetically flawed such that we create seven times as many prisoners as the rest of the world?  There are 10.2 million people incarcerated world-wide with 2.24 million in the United States.  That is seven times higher per capita than anywhere else in the world.  Almost one-third of our citizens…

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Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed legislation in July to help ex-offenders secure employment in the private sector and become productive members of society. The new law prevents criminal background checks until after an applicant is deemed qualified for a job.  “Everyone deserves a second chance when it comes to getting a job,” Governor Quinn said.…

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