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Albany leaders approve "Ban the Box"

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Tuesday night, City Commissioners gave the final go-ahead to the "Ban the Box" initiative.

It means city job applications will no longer ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony.

The city will still conduct background checks on potential employees... but leaders want formerly incarcerated job seekers to have a better chance to show they could be good employees.

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