Arnold looks to spur employment for felons after serving their sentence

JACKSON – As a minister, state Rep. William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville, said he sees too often people who serve their prison sentence return to a life of crime after not being able to find a job.

Arnold, in his second term in the state House, will offer legislation during the 2018 session that he says might help end that vicious cycle for some.

The bill would give employers a $2,500 tax credit for one year if they hire non-violent felons who have completed their sentences.

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