|MS Department Of Corrections Works To Help Ex-Offenders Back Into Workforce|
|By localmemphis.com- Tish Clark|
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is begging businesses to hire ex-cons. The MDOC started a pre-release program to help ex-offenders re-enter society and have stable jobs.
Officials with MDOC say these criminals have served their time and they deserve a second chance.
“If they are working then they won't be out there committing other crimes, if they have meaningful employment,” says Matthew Riley.
Riley is the statewide re-entry coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The MDOC is calling on businesses in Mississippi to hire ex-offenders and give them a second chance.
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