We have all heard the hype over Bush's controversial illegal alien amnesty bill. It's drawn criticism from both the right and left.
What about non-violent first offender bill? Upon completion of sentence, non-violent offenders can apply for a full expungement. This will provide a decent chance for a productive life, and reduce chance of returning to prison.
Of course, it would apply only to non-violent offenders. Nobody wants child molesters, murderers, rapist, etc access to this. But I see no problem allowing ano-violent offenders a second chance.