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
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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
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
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