Class Education program, an inmate education and employment initiative. This partnership between the S.C. Department of Corrections, S.C. Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services, and the state’s technical colleges has a strong track record in assisting inmates to transition upon release.

Allen authored a bill signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley to create the South Carolina Expungement Study Committee and has been elected chairman of that committee.

Allen has also worked to establish the Greenville Re-entry Coalition with the Greenville Chamber, the legislature and educators to bring the community together to assist those who need second chances.

Allen said his motivation is to help the least of these.

“Greenville Technical College has been a wonderful partner in reaching those with blights on their records who need and deserve a second chance at success,” Allen said in a statement.

“We are pleased to recognize the strong contributions Sen. Allen has made to the Upstate through sustained efforts to assist people who have at one time made a mistake,” said Keith Miller, Greenville Tech president. “Through these efforts that one mistake can be left in the past as people have an opportunity to move forward.”

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