"Non-Violent", "First Offense", Convicted Felon Pardon/Reform

"Non-Violent", "First Offense", Convicted Felon Pardon/Reform

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Elijah Nelson started this petition to Federal Government and

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This petition is in support of those Non-violent, first offenders who have been convicted of a felony offense, those whom once upon a time indulged in a crime that post-conviction classified them as a felon; specifically, those convicted that have not re offended within 10 years post-conviction. Statistically these first-time offenders that have committed crimes are usually those that are white collar employed and the circumstances of the offense did not include any form of aggravation directly and or indirectly causing bodily harm to any being, etc. 

My proposal is to induct into law a separation of offenders and a pardon, more so a second chance to those described above. The described, once convicted, are subjected to prejudice and slamming of doors when attempting to gain a means of providing for their families. Some of these offenders have offended out of necessity, not that breaking the law is permissible, however some of the associated circumstances are those that would promote such crimes, solely out of necessity. We’re living in a forgiving society, one that embraces the differences of others; a society that has a warm, embracing and forgiving heart to the hardships and predicaments of others. In conversations with many that are stifled due to the above categorized felons, they all have one area of commonality, in that, all desiring to provide for their families; gaining employment that specifically acknowledges and encourages their education and skill level. These convicted felons, once categorized as such, aren’t able to attain positions that rightfully support their capacity of skill. Therefore, I’m compelled to bring to light the differences between those felons that have caused physical and life altering harm to others versus those who have indulged in a crime out of necessity, not harming, nor deliberately subjecting another to suffering.

My direct experience within this matter, is within witnessing great contributors of our society being passed over because of a life altering wrong decision. I’ve witnessed extremely intelligent, educated, skilled, productive individuals; those qualified to encourage and contribute to the development of society be turned away or overlooked once it’s a known fact. I truly believe that everyone must pay consequences to their actions, however I also believe in providing the opportunity to prove that there is success in second opportunities.
 
I ask that you sign/support this petition in allowing the opportunity for those deserving offenders, that truly do deserve the opportunity to rejoin our workforce and contribute to our society and growth.

Please make this petition go viral, call your local government offices, those having the direct ability to place pressure on our government, in allowing this petition to be one considered by law makers. There’s a way to go in specifying the terms, however I do feel it’s a necessary discussion.

Sign and support this petition so that we can begin discussions in allowing "first offending, non-violent felons who have not reoffended in a minimum of 10 years-time; the opportunity to rejoin society in a respectful and in a quality capacity. We must support forgiveness, in that, some form of separation from violent offenders. 

Thank you so much for your attention. 

 

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