Measure approved by legislative committee
A bill approved Wednesday by a House committee would help stop offenders from repeating their crimes by removing barriers that keep them from finding lawful jobs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
“Turning ex-offenders into productive citizens makes all of us safer,” Cooper said. “Too often, former offenders get derailed when they can’t find a way to earn a living. This bill will help by removing some of the obstacles once ex-offenders show that they can live responsibly.”