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Senate Committee Discusses Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hundreds were expected to pack the hearing room at the State Capitol in St. Paul Thursday as the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee discussed whether convicted felons should have their voting rights restored. 186 more words


Governor Signs Law To Help Stop Public Pensions For Felons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A new state law will make it tougher for felons to receive a public pension.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday giving Illinois’ attorney general more power to stop pension payments to convicted felons. 107 more words


Measure Proposed To Restore Felons' Rights

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Convicted felons are barred from voting, but one South Florida lawmaker has proposed a constitutional amendment that would change that. 117 more words


Should we forgive criminal history?

I once interviewed for a second shift factory job, a man who had a six year gap in his work history. When I refused to continue the interview until he filled in that gap, he said, “But if I tell you, you won’t hire me.” At my insistence, he eventually admitted that he had been in prison, doing time for the rape of a co-worker. 432 more words

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Man sought in latest child shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — WJCL was the first to report on yet another child shot in Savannah.

Now Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are seeking a Savannah man after a 6-year-old girl was shot in a domestic dispute this morning. 272 more words

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Court in Va. Examines Death Row Isolation Policy

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussions beyond the state’s borders. 726 more words


Slay: City Job Applicants No Longer Have to Disclose Felony Convictions

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Job applicants looking for work in St. Louis city government will no longer have to disclose whether they have a felony conviction. 322 more words