May 26, 2021

After participating in a Hatch Foundation webinar entitled, “Justice and Mercy: Bringing Greater Balance to America’s Legal System,” Catholic Law alumnus and board chairman of Americans for Prosperity, Mark Holden ’88, shared his thoughts with Deseret News.

Deseret News
By: Dennis Romboy
Date: May 20, 2021
How a mother, grandmother and former inmate hopes to refocus prisons to keep families together

Holden said there are many obstacles for people as they’re released from prison, including finding a job, getting a place to live and obtaining an occupational license.

“It’s the second prison, these collateral consequences,” he said.

He advocates for “second-chance hiring” and encourages workplaces to reevaluate policies that keep earnest and well-qualified individuals from finding employment.

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