Barbering programs coming to Delaware Department of Corrections

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Delaware General Assembly passing a law making it easier for people with criminal histories to become licensed cosmetologists and barbers. Now the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering can grant waivers for applicants with felony convictions as long as 2 years have passed since the conviction, or 3 years if the felony was committed against another person.

The bill also authorizes the Department of Corrections to establish barbering programs in its prisons, to help provide inmates means to satisfy licensing requirements during incarceration and aide in employment opportunities upon release. The bill passed through the senate yesterday, and now heads to Governor John Carney’s desk for action.