Rep. Douglas McCrory will host a Pardon Informational Forum on Thursday, May 10, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Hartford Public Library on 500 Main Street.
In collaboration with the Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc., Rep. McCrory would like to present information on the procedures involved in gaining a pardon for individuals looking to better and improve their way of life. Rep. McCrory believes a second chance for someone with a criminal record is warranted giving the current status of society. People who have made mistakes in their past continue to pay for them over and over again even though their debt to society has been repaid (i.e. imprisonment).
“It’s a Catch-22 situation. Getting a job and acquiring an education go hand in hand. You need an education to get a well paying job but you also need money to pay for the necessary education.” Rep. McCrory said. “In our society, once an individual has a criminal record, it is very difficult to find a job, let alone a job that supports today’s living expenses. There are many people who have paid for their past discrepancies and deserve a chance to move forward and better their lives without the stigma of their past.”
The Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc. is a Norwich, CT based non-profit organization that provides the necessary tools for those who: were formerly convicted of a crime; have successfully completed parole/probation; have remained conviction-free for at least 5 years and have made significant steps towards rebuilding their lives.
There is no charge for the consultation but registration is required. For more information contact the Hartford Public Library at 695-6354 or the Connecticut Pardon Team toll-free 1-866-251-3810 or visit their website www.connecticutpardonteam.org.