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Michigan Legislature Votes To Let Department Of Corrections Hire Felons
By detroit.cbslocal.com
Published: 12/01/2017

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Legislation heading to Gov. Rick Snyder would require the Michigan Department of Corrections to have a policy allowing for the hiring of felons.

The Senate approved the bill unanimously Wednesday, months after the measure won House passage.

A 1996 law prohibits people convicted of felonies from being employed in the prison agency. It apparently was a reaction to fears over the state hiring felons as corrections officers.

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