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Marissa McCall Dodson’s Letter to the Editor, accurate, yet does not go deep enough into the root problem to really reduce the barrier to employment for the ex-offender.

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posted on February 7th, 2014

In response to the attached article in the Daily Report on February 3, 2014:  “Public Has Right to Ex-Offender Info, Lawyers Say”, GJP’s Policy Director & Attorney, Marissa McCall Dodson wrote a response.

LETTER: ‘Compelling interest’ Allows Records to be Sealed

Daily Report

February 07, 2014, 12:00 AM

This letter concerns the Daily Report’s Feb. 3 article, “Public has right to ex-offender info, lawyers say.”

My organization, the Georgia Justice Project, is committed to reducing the barrier to opportunities faced by those with criminal records in Georgia and we are pleased with the recent recommendations made by the Criminal Justice Reform Council, specifically the recommendation to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from reporting records sealed under Georgia law.

 

– See more at: http://www.gjp.org/news/marissa-mccall-dodsons-letter-to-the-editor/#sthash.gj4vlsQT.dpuf