CT Gov Praises AC Linen for Hiring Ex-Cons

Posted May 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) recently toured Atlantic City Linen’s Norwich, CT, plant, where he praised the company’s efforts to rehabilitate former prisoners through employment in cooperation with his administration’s “Second Chance” program, according to news reports.

“Second chance has always been our motto,” said CEO Daniel Goldberg of the Atlantic City-based company. “As long as you show up and do your work, you have a job.”

Since its founding 30 years ago, Atlantic City Linen has always been open to employing qualified former prisoners who wanted a “second, third or fourth chances” to go straight. However, after speaking with the governor during the May 19 tour, Goldberg added that his company also would work more closely on inmate-rehabilitation issues with state and correctional officials at the Janet S. York Correctional Institution. The women’s prison in Niantic, CT, recently launched a reintegration unit to help inmates prepare for a return to society.

The article noted that the plant, which employs roughly 175 full- and part-time employees, includes at least 10 convicted felons. The article quoted one employee who is a recovering drug addict and another who was convicted on narcotics charges. Both said they were grateful for their opportunities for a second chance. Click here for details.