Month: March 2017

The Restaurant Business: Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated

Having a record for a criminal conviction can significantly harm employment opportunities. Those who are released from jail or prison often find great difficulty in finding a solid job that provides a decent paycheck to earn a living. In many case, it can take years for formerly incarcerated persons to find work that offers financial …

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Does Indiana Allow Driving Privileges to be Restored?

Indiana lawmakers have made it easier for residents to reinstate their driving privileges. The law, which took effect January 1, 2015, gives judges and Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) officials the  discretion to grant special driving privileges to those with suspended licenses. With thousands of Indianans having suspended driving privileges, the law aims at …

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Seeks New Bill to Expand Criminal Record Expungement

Governor Chris Christie announced Wednesday that he wants to sign a bill before the end of his term to help former prison inmates improve their futures by clearing their past. The governor said he plans to work with Democratic lawmakers on reforms for expunging criminal convictions—a matter of serious importance for those that would like …

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