Description: President Obama recently announced that federal employers should not ask for criminal history on job applications. Criminal history will not be ignored, but it also won’t automatically disqualify a candidate. Criminal justice reform has become the subject of an ongoing debate. If former convicts cannot reintegrate into society after their release, they will almost inevitable return to crime and find themselves back in prison. What’s the Catholic understanding of the situation? Anthony Granado breaks it down for us.
Anthony Granado is a Policy Advisor for Civil Rights and the Death Penalty for the USCCB.