Re the Sept. 27 letter “Florida businesses should ‘ban the box’ ”: I am glad that someone is taking a stand when employing someone with a record. I wish it would go further.
My son, who is 27, was a drug addict and did some very stupid things when he was young, including getting a DUI when he was 20.
He has turned his life around and is successful. But even when he tries to lease an apartment and is asked for a background check, his past gets dredged up.
Before the internet, no one would have been the wiser. They would have judged you on your appearance and demeanor.
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When is someone going to do something about this — if it is even possible? The information on these sites needs to be erased at some point. My son is a better person today and should be treated as such.