"Government Report Finds 92 Percent of Nursing Homes Employ Convicts," is the headline over an article at ProPublica, a non-profit online news organization.
The commenters on the site do a good job of correcting the article's mindlessness. "do you really want all those ex-cons unemployed?" one asks. Asks another, "don't people who have had convictions and 'served their time' have a right to employment?" Says a third: "People have records. That doesn't make them bad people. It makes them people who made a bad choice at some point in the past. And here's a big surprise for you, people without criminal records do bad things too. They just haven't been caught yet. Everyone has the capacity to do bad things. Some get caught, others don't. Others get a pass, depending on how much money you have at your disposal. For a supposedly Christian nation we don't seem to have very much belief in redemption."
While the conservative Manhattan Institute has a whole project on prison-to-work, the liberal ProPublica seems devoted to making sure that when people get out of prison they can't get jobs, at least at nursing homes. Weird.