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Helps “formerly incarcerated people,” @nbcwashington. And if you’re going to go with “felon,” people are not “former felons,” as my friend @dwaynebetts always says. “At least give me that!”
Good point. Read wrong.

People w/ prior criminal “justice” involvement?
People targeted/criminalized by the system?

Really want to just say “people,” but in a news headline about a changes that impact people w/ records, some qualifier necessary.
Except what about people who are undocumented, legal permanent residents, or from another country with some other legal status?
Except prison doesn’t rehabilitate most people. From an optics standpoint, want people not to fear people who are released, but this language I feel gives credit to a system that deserves none.
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