West Michigan business leaders push for criminal justice reform

J.T Weis, along with other Democratic and Republican officals, is working towards passing legislation designed to send fewer young people to prison, as well as making it easier for inmates to "reintegrate into society." Formerly incarcerated inmates are often overlooked when it comes to the hiring process and I think it is an important issue that needs to be addressed. In the article Doug DeVos said, "You lose the people who've made these mistakes, and you lose the opportunity for them to become productive members of society." Knowing that there is going to be a raise of concern surrounding this proposal, what more can be done to ease business owners discomfort about this new legislation and hiring former prison inmates? Is it important that everyone get a second chance, or just the small one time offenders? Should other states consider this criminal justice reform?