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Parole Board chair supports governor’s call to give convicts ‘second chance’

BOARD of Parole Chairman Ramon B. Camacho said he agrees with the governor — employers should give convicted persons a second chance.

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A retired police major, Camacho said there are former convicts who regret the crimes they have committed, and these are the persons who could be good employees.

The parole board has programs to assist convicted and paroled persons seek employment, he said.

“So I am urging the business sector to consider those people who are seeking employment even if they have committed a crime and have served a sentence for it.”

Camacho said the government needs to conduct an education and awareness campaign on convicted persons looking for jobs.

“Those people are capable of a lot of good work,” he added.

Gov. Ralph Torres, in an earlier statement, said his administration will implement a skills training program for inmates serving sentences for non-violent crimes.

The governor believes that once these former inmates are rehabilitated they can become better persons.