The criminal justice system is no stranger to the long-time cycle of inmates in and out of prison with little hope for a second chance in society. But thanks to Kentucky Representative Kim Moser and her HB 497, the Bluegrass State could break that cycle. Listen in as Matthew Fisher sits down with Representative Moser and ALEC Policy Analyst Lourdes Bautista as they dissect the issue of recidivism and how her recently enacted bill could change the game when it comes to inmate reentry into the workforce.
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Bottom Line Article: https://kychamberbottomline.com/2021/03/15/certificate-of-employability-bill-clears-senate-committee/
WTQV Article on Passage of HB 497: https://www.wtvq.com/2021/03/31/criminal-justice-reform-group-applauds-legislative-action/
ALEC Resolution in Favor of Reentry Programs: https://www.alec.org/model-policy/resolution-in-support-of-reentry-programs/
ALEC Model Policy for Civil Liability for Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders: https://www.alec.org/model-policy/civil-liability-for-employers-hiring-ex-offenders-act/