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Scrutiny of criminals heats up race

Healey presses Patrick on background checks

By Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / September 24, 2006

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When criminals try to re enter society and remake their lives, they're often haunted by criminal background information that can prevent them from getting a job. For years, state lawmakers and social activists, many of them from minority neighborhoods, have tried to limit distribution of that information, saying they want to help people get another chance. (Full article: 1315 words)

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