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    This is the way its done…

    https://local12.com/news/local/new-hamilton-coffee-house-to-hire-ex-felons-to-help-them-rebuild-lives-cincinnati New Hamilton coffee house to hire ex-felons to help them rebuild lives. HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) – A coffee shop in Hamilton hopes to employ the unemployable. The Fringe Coffee Shop is filled with character. Pictures of inmates and expressive artwork cover the walls. About a year ago, co-owner Patrick Davis and his wife decided to take a risk. “We’re going to take our entire life savings and we’re going to invest it into people that have been thrown away. It doesn’t make any logical sense, but for us, because we’ve gone through it, it made perfect sense,” said Davis. Check it out…

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    Progress!

    This is definitely a step in the right direction. Penn’s ‘Cell to Home’ project helps incarcerated women with life sentences apply for release https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/01/ortner-center-penn-project-commutation-freed-from-incarceration

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    Kudos to Oklahoma

    for releasing over 400 women this week from prison. There is a huge need for prison reform in our country. Perhaps this is a sign of times to come… These women will need a lot of help to readjust to society and move on with their lives. What can you do to help? https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/business/jobs-after-prison-rhode-island-recently-occupational-licensing/ Reentry is a tough road to walk. In my home state of Missouri, felons have been barred from working in an organization that sells lottery tickets or liquor. That means that most of the entry level jobs in convenience stores and gas stations, even restaurants, are off limits to felons. This is not acceptable! “Being convicted…