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New proposal may help non-violent offenders find work

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The Fulton County District Attorney held a meeting with Governor Nathan Deal urging him to consider a new proposal that would help non-violent offenders find work.

The bill failed to pass this legislative session, but the group supporting the District Attorney is hoping to meet with gubernatorial candidates.

Here's how the bill works, anyone convicted of a non-violent offense, whose been trouble free for at least five years, can apply to have their record restricted or sealed. If approved, those individuals wouldn't have to "check the box" when filling our job applications. 

The District Attorney says 25 states have already adopted a similar proposal and in each case unemployment rates dropped and so did crime.

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