Statement on Tomorrow’s White House Meeting with Governors and Business Leaders

Washington, D.C. — A bipartisan group of governors and business executives will visit the White House on Tuesday for a discussion about hiring workers who have criminal records.

Mark Holden, Koch Industries Senior Vice President / General Counsel and Safe Streets & Second Chances Advisory Council Chairman, issued the following statement:

“Opening doors for the 95 percent of incarcerated individuals who will one day reenter society is a common-sense move that will increase public safety, reduce recidivism and save taxpayers billions of dollars. With roughly 700,000 inmates releasing from prison each year, it is in everyone’s interest that these individuals have opportunities to become productive members of our communities. We are thankful for the White House’s continued support of this issue and we applaud them for convening this standout group of bipartisan governors and business leaders.”

If you are interested in speaking with Mark Holden about this topic, please contact Geoff Holtzman at

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