Friday, May 29, 2015

Expunging records of non-violent felons could address workforce issues, according to Ky. Public Advocate - Kentucky Chamber

Interest in legislation to expunge the records of non-violent Class D felons is growing as more states are passing similar bills and companies, such as Wal-Mart, Target and Koch Industries, are beginning to “ban the box” on employment forms.
In Kentucky, the implementation of legislation to give individuals with certain low-level offenses the right to remove the incident from their record would have a significant economic impact, according to Kentucky Public Advocate Ed Monahan. 
“Right now, if you are convicted of a Class D felony, you pretty much have an economic death sentence. This allows for some hope that you can gain meaningful employment and some advancement in the future,” Monahan said.
Read the rest of the article on the Kentucky Chamber Blog 

Video interview with Ed Monahan on Felon Expungement