Title

Does Banning People With Felonies From Dating Apps Actually Make Anyone Safer?

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

5-20-2021

Abstract

“It’s using the justice system as a barometer of someone’s worth.”

Jason Hernandez got out of prison in 2015 and started making up for lost time. He’d done nearly 18 years on federal drug conspiracy charges, and only escaped life behind bars because then-President Barack Obama granted him clemency. He settled down near Dallas, began volunteering in schools, visited the White House and wrote a book.

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