New Bill Could Help Non-Violent Offenders Get Jobs

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Some people with criminal records could soon have an easier time finding a job.

State Representative John Cabello introduced a bill that would seal the records on non-violent offenders when they get out of prison. Right now they have to wait four years for their records to be sealed.

Cabello says ex-offenders are less likely to return to a life of crime if they can get a job, but right now many can't with a record hanging over their head.

If the bill passes there would be some requirements. In addition to being non-violent offender the person has to have taken some sort of education course while in prison.

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