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Criminal Record

EDITORIAL: Rehabilitated criminals need second chance

Getting and keeping a job can help keep reformed criminals out of prison. The honest income makes a difference. But a criminal record can be a barrier to employment. Some employers are naturally skittish about hiring ex-convicts.

June 17, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo parks to require background checks

VALPARAISO | All people working for or volunteering at the city's parks department now will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

March 02, 2012 12:00 am

Law may help offender clean slate

GARY | William Bolden said he has been crack-free for 11 years, and now he wants to be a drug counselor for those struggling with addiction.

June 18, 2011 6:45 pm
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