Governor to Make Criminal Records Secret

People with felony criminal records would be able to more quickly shield that information from prospective employers under legislation filed today by Gov. Deval Patrick.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hailed Patrick’s proposals as “much needed.”

“Ex-offenders often have little or no support upon release, in effect giving them life sentences by denying them opportunities for work and setting them up to re-offend,” Menino said in a statement.
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