second chance

April is Second Chance Month.  As people across the political spectrum work to reform our badly broken criminal justice system, Prison Fellowship along with the NAACP, the ACLU and the Heritage Foundation are promoting “Second Chance” month. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced a resolution on Thursday designating April as Second Chance month.  Senator Portman also…

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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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