N.C. alliance seeks relief for ex-cons

“Former criminal prosecutor Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Democrat from Mecklenburg, said society puts those with criminal records in an “economic cage.”

“I know the importance of holding people accountable for their conduct, but I also know that it’s possible to go too far and destroy lives for no good reason,” Jackson said. “We need to make sure that we are punishing people in a way that doesn’t make them permanently unemployable. Then they are permanently dependent on the state. Nobody wants that.”

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