A second chance: Former drug offender receives pardon

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By Johnathan Hogan, Post Register

For the first time in 15 years, Stephanie Taylor-Silva is operating with a clean slate free of her criminal history.

Taylor-Silva, 34, received a July 18 pardon for her entire criminal history in the state of Idaho.

After a yearlong investigation and thanks in part to the support Taylor-Silva has received from her friends and coworkers, the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole restored Taylor-Silva’s civil rights.

Before finding her path to success, Taylor had to overcome a troubled past that included being abused and neglected as a child, being a victim of sexual assault and human trafficking and addictions to methamphetamine and cocaine.

To top it off she beat thyroid cancer.

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Story published: 08/04/2017
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