Every person deserves a second chance

To the editor:

It has come to my attention, through several people, that a few people in the area who have a single felony on their record have been denied access to certain apartment complexes just because of the said felony.

I feel this is a form of discrimination against these people just because they made a mistake in the past. Should they not have a chance to prove themselves as being a good part of society? Every person deserves a second chance to become a productive part of society including having fair housing no matter their past or how recent the felony. It is a shame these people are being discriminated against for one mistake.

I suggest these places consider helping these people with a hand up so they can get a restart on building their lives and getting their lives back in order.

Bruce Hoffman

Waterloo

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