Twenty-two-year-old Gideon Long was released from prison in 2018 after serving seven years for murdering his parents, shooting his younger brother, and slitting the throat of his younger sister. But when he lied on an application to Good Samaritan Society’s Loveland Village, he was selected for the job, thanks to House Bill 19-1025, which banned the use of a felony conviction question on employment applications. Because the conviction took place when he was a juvenile, his criminal records were sealed. The center was surprised to learn of the felony conviction that did not appear on a thorough background check. An investigation is ongoing.


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