Obama’s plan to reintegrate ex-convicts into society raises crime fears

WT: The Obama administration has gone into overdrive in the last two months, pushing administrative policy changes to make it easier for ex-convicts to rejoin society, but at the same time sparking concern that reforms will increase crime and jeopardize safety.

The federal efforts have been spurred on in part by bipartisan criminal justice reforms enacted at the state level and changing public opinion that has warmed to second chances, experts say.

Reforms have included recommendations to make it easier for ex-offenders to obtain state ID cards, removing questions about criminal history from federal job applications and suggestions to do the same for college applications, and warning landlords that rejecting renters based on their criminal history may violate federal law.  read more

5 Comments on Obama’s plan to reintegrate ex-convicts into society raises crime fears

  1. Lazlo,
    Justice, not at the state level, but at the personal level.
    “So unfortunate. He committed suicide. He shot / stabbed himself 5 times. So sad. NEXT!!”

  2. Does this include the right to keep & bear arms after their release?

    Fair is fair. I think they should be granted this reinstated right. Let’s see Terry McCauliff choke and that angle for a while.

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