ATLANTA, GA – Georgia officials are now urging businesses to hire ex-prisoners to help with readjusting to the “outside” life.
U.S. Attorney Sally Yates, the top federal prosecutor in northern Gerogia, and Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday at a summit on re-entry. They urged business leaders to give ex-prisoners a fair chance in the hiring process. Yates said that prosecuting and jailing people will not communities safer.
Deal believes the state has a moral and financial obligation to ensure that prisoners are better equipped and more skilled when they get out of prison.