Society urged to give former inmates a second chance, jobs after jail

For many former convicts, it is difficult to start a new life because they do not receive a second chance from society. Speaking on condition of anonymity, an elderly man lamented how his son was rejected at the last stage of recruitment after a government agency found out that he was once jailed over a brawling offence. “Didn’t they say former inmates would be allowed to work?” the father said. He was not the only one to complain about how difficult it is for an ex-convict to find a proper job. “What could a former inmate do if he didn’t have capital to start a small stall? What if he just had a bachelor’s degree? Does he really need to lose all his future because of a minor offence he once committed and for which he had already been punished?” said a post on the Internet. 

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