Idahoans with a criminal record encounter lifelong challenges long after a sentence is completed. Some of these challenges – which can be more severe than the sentence applied by the courts – also have consequences for Idaho’s economy. These Idahoans face steep barriers to finding good jobs that would enable them to provide for themselves and their families and contribute to their communities and local economies. Idaho stands to gain from enacting policies that reduce barriers to Idahoans with criminal records.
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