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Nurses with a past

October 10, 2008

Re "Criminal past no bar to nursing in California," Oct. 5

Your article points out that there are a number of nurses with criminal records, and gives examples. Frankly, their criminal records have nothing to do with their job performance as nurses. And it is well known that we have a shortage of nurses. Their criminal records for things like drugs or alcohol and so forth should not be used to prevent them from working.

The state of California, through its excessive laws and punishments, has harassed them enough. These people are making a positive contribution to society, and that is what everyone should want and focus on.

Doug Hansen

Frazier Park

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