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Lawmakers Want to Help People Get Jobs

February 20th, 2008 by flanews

Getting a job can be hard, but trying to get hired with a criminal record can really limit your options. A senate committee wants to help people who have gone through the system. A proposed bill would help people who have lost their civil rights get a job. Destiny Coleman was arrested when she was a teenager. She was tried as an adult. She later received a clemency letter, itís been 10 year since her arrest, but she still has problems.

ďI canít get employed, because when they go into the FDLE database, they see my charges so nobody wants to hire me, so I canít volunteer at my daughterís school and I canít get employment,Ē said Coleman.

If the bill makes it through this legislative session, it would go into effect in July.

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