"Without that initial box, the more than 1.8 million Coloradans with criminal histories will likely be more inclined to fill out job applications, he says. And Herod thinks that's an effective way to lower recidivism rates."
"The number-one factor ensuring that someone doesn't go to jail is employment," says Herod."
"Melton pushed for this bill at the State Capitol in 2016 and 2017, but it's always been killed at the behest of some members of the business community. According to Regenbogen, opponents like the Colorado branch of the National Federation of Independent Business and the Colorado Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns about increased legal liability for businesses."
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