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Old 10-09-2019, 08:17 PM
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Default The law said an ex-felon couldn’t be a nurse

The law said an ex-felon couldn’t be a nurse. So this single mom got the law changed.

"When Lisa Creason was a 19-year-old single mom, she robbed a Subway shop. Or, at least, she tried to. One evening in 1993, she walked in without a plan, without an ultimatum, and demanded money from the cash register. When she was denied, she took off.

That spontaneous decision, which she said she made out of desperation to provide for her baby girl, would cost her for the next two decades.

But it never defined her.

On Thursday, Creason, now a 43-year-old mother of three and a nursing school graduate, stood tearfully beside Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. She watched as he signed a law that would give her the second chance she’d been working toward since she left prison."

"Waiting is negative; hoping is positive. so try to wait with hope. This will help you remember that you're on your way to something worth waiting for."
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:39 PM
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It's about time!!! There should not be continued punishment after you have served your sentence. Society shouldn't have the right to keep someone in an invisible prison by denying them housing, employment & the basic ability to become a productive member of their community. Otherwise all crimes should carry life sentences. Want to help stop recidivism? GIVE THEM A CHANCE!!! HIRE THEM, RENT TO THEM!

If prison is the only place that will give them a place to stay, food to eat & something to wear then that says more about us as a people than it does about those who were convicted of the crime.
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I'm in IL and also a nurse practitioner and it is still very difficult for a felon to receive a nursing license.
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