US to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs

FILE - In this March 9, 2016 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lynch is urging the nation's governors to make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, part of a broader plan being announced Monday to help smooth the path for state and federal inmates who are preparing to re-enter society. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures aimed at helping smooth the return to society for the hundreds of thousands of inmates released each year.

Share this article