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Monday, July 25, 2011

Should ex-cons be protected from housing, job discrimination?

San Francisco is considering an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination against ex-cons when it comes to hiring and housing. Proponents say it's necessary so that former inmates can reenter regular society and avoid falling back into a life of crime. 

Private businesses, meanwhile, say they have a right to consider this information because it could affect the safety of their customers.

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