Bill to help get ex-convicts back to work clears state Assembly hurdle

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A bill sponsored by two Hudson County legislators that would help convicted felons reintegrate into society upon their release from prison has been approved by the State Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

There is a lifelong stigma that follows people who have been incarcerated before, this bill will give them the opportunity to be able to find and acquire jobs. This will also help people realize that “people deserve the opportunity to recover from those mistakes [they’ve made in the past]”. The bill would establish a certificate of rehabilitation to remove barriers that prevent people with criminal records who have a history of substance abuse from securing employment, professional licenses and housing.

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Information and photo source:
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/02/convict_rehabilitation_bill_sponsored_by_two_hudso.html 

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