Thread started: Mar 16 2008, 9:06 PM EDT
There needs to be a greater outcry to change the attitudes of society and the way they think in terms of someone who made a bad decision which was a result of a criminal record. 3 shrikes is NOT the answer!!! You have no right to paint everyone with the same brush because we are all different levels of consistency. There are various crimes committed everyday in every part of our state and some people should do life for some crimes. However, why must society continually degrade people who have a record and turned their lives around by denying them the basic things in life such a good job, decent housing and a second chance in life? Why must we continue to pay for a crime we have done time for and paid for, in life time installments every time we try to move forward only to get stopped dead in our tracks? Why should the labels such as an: ex-convict" or "ex-offender" or other labels be used to describe some one who got in trouble with the law? Why can't we just be a person who made a mistake or a bad decision? It seems that when we go out and patronize, our money is no different, when we vote (those of us who know we can vote). It doesn't matter if we had or have a record. I wish someone would tell me what does an ex-offender or ex convict look like? Because where I sit, I don't see ex convicts or ex offenders, I see people who made bad decisions who paid there debt to society (so they thought) and looking to break the invisible chains and shackles that prevent them from moving forward. How long is long enough? Something to think about.
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