Trump calls for new focus on hiring former prisoners

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  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    April 2, 2019 6:12 p.m.

    lost in DC;

    Sorry, I am cynically hardened by conservatives in the Trump movement.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 2, 2019 1:37 p.m.

    sorry you could not accept a simple thank you.

    and it was not you to whom I was referring with the rest of my comment. And even then, I did not say anything about liberals.

    But just to be clear,
    thank you for hiring those who have paid their debts and are trying again to be productive members of society.

    and for further clarity, as Joan pointed out and is the case with a divided government, this was and had to be a bi-partisan effort.

  • Joan Watson Twin Falls, ID
    April 2, 2019 1:09 p.m.

    I watched it on TV and it brought tears and cheers. Trump gave credit to liberal demos who also worked in a bi-partisan way getting this passed. ...something that has been long overdue. It may well be in circa 1840 the Prophet Joseph Smith was the first to speak about sentencing, incarnations and prison reform concerning two young men who were to be sent to prison.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    April 2, 2019 12:24 p.m.

    lost in DC - West Jordan, UT;

    The hated liberals have pushed hard for fair and equal treatment for everyone.

    Trump is not the founder of giving former inmates equal opportunity.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 2, 2019 10:38 a.m.

    Thank you

    Too bad others cannot seem to get behind this idea, but would rather trash trump

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    April 2, 2019 9:51 a.m.

    I have found hiring former inmates to be a very good experience. There are those that are truly repentant and are willing to go the extra mile to make changes in their lives.

    Working with them has been very rewarding.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    April 2, 2019 7:50 a.m.

    So he can hire Manafort and friends when they get out?

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    April 2, 2019 7:21 a.m.

    Interesting that Trump has chosen this issue.

    Is he worried about his future, or that of his children?