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Constitution Party

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As a supporter of the Constitution Party, you understand effective politics is not to just to complain about issues, or shake your fist at the establishment. 287 more words


St. Louis Judges Give Felons Probation in 61 Percent of Cases

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — (UPDATED 5:31 p.m.) City Circuit Court Judges gave probation to all felons — not just gun docket cases — 61 percent of the time last fall, according to new numbers obtained from a public records request. 595 more words


Felons Serve Their Time but Still can't get a Job

According to a recent report by Aljazeera: The $63 billion a year prison system, housing 2.4 million people at a time in the United States has recently begun to attract the attention of…

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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. 128 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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