(Frankfort, KY) -- A Kentucky executive order is making it easier for former offenders to find work in state government. Governor Bevin's decision removes the box asking whether a job applicant has been convicted of a crime. It applies to agencies in the executive branch. The governor wants the order to be an example for private companies, but does not support a law forcing the private sector to "Ban the Box." State officials believe hundreds of thousands of people in Kentucky are affected by the order. About 18,000 people were released from Kentucky prisons last year, after completing their sentences.
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