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MS Department Of Corrections Works To Help Ex-Offenders Back Into Workforce
By localmemphis.com- Tish Clark
Published: 02/12/2018

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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