I wholeheartedly agree. The criminalization of youthful bad judgement or bad situations is having a terrible impact on people. Someone that made a mistake 10 years ago can pay for it their whole life. Many companies automatically disqualify you if you have a record no mater what the circumstances.
I wonder how many men have have criminal records because of a whacked out ex wife or girlfriend. Or for not paying child support when nearly broke or jobless? Or how many people have records for minor drug offenses?
Yet truly bad guys routinely get released because jails are overcrowded with people that simply made a stupid mistake.
I'm related to a guy who can't own a gun and can't vote, he's a nice kid, wouldn't hurt a fly or steal a pencil, but his logic and ability to shift responsibility haven't improved from 25 years ago.
PS: Is it racist to dump an employee who can't be bonded?