Giving ex-offenders a second chance isn't just a left-wing cause. Like other criminal justice reform questions, it is also attracting conservative support:
The question is: Why the sudden interest from conservatives? Doesn't this fly in the face of the typical "tough on crime" attitude we normally see out of red states?
Well, not really.
Among the tenets of conservatism are beliefs in fiscal responsibility and having a society of productive citizens in which each person works hard to pull his or her own weight. These goals are precisely what Ban the Box accomplishes.