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Ex Convicts

College For Convicts: The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 09.17.2016 | Crime
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

America faces a humanitarian disaster. It is a disaster that remains invisible to most middle-class Americans, though it is a disaster that blights m...

Small Business Wins With Fair-Chance Hiring

Charles McKinney | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Charles McKinney

I'm proof that a person with a conviction record can have business acumen and be extremely successful. Formerly incarcerated workers can bring a maturity, life perspective, and work ethic that is uniquely borne through overcoming obstacles.

His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years

The Daily Beast | Justin Rohrlich | Posted 01.03.2015 | Black Voices

I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts. Sprung from prison in August after d...

Debt Collectors, Social Darwinism and William Jennings Bryan

Don McNay | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Don McNay

In the over 90 years since William Jennings Bryan's death, we have seen scores of major atrocities played out with the theory of "survival of the fittest" as a motivating factor. We are also seeing it at every level of business and society.

City Law Will Shield Ex-Offender Applicants' Criminal History

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

With recidivism rates in California among the highest in the nation, San Francisco officials hope a law aimed at curtailing housing and workplace bias...

Hiring Ex-Convicts

David Macaray | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
David Macaray

While most people agree, in principle, that ex-convicts shouldn't be released into the job market with no discernible skills, there's always been opposition to prison job-training programs, and that opposition has always been about money.

The Employment of Ex-Offenders is Important to Everyone

Project Return | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif If you've never been to prison, it's easy to be suspicious and dismissive of those who have. But people are getting out of prison and returning to our community all the time. Their return is inevitable; it's not whether people return from prison, but how they return -- successfully or unsuccessfully.

Small Businesses Put Ex-Cons To Work

Reuters | Geoff Williams | Posted 01.05.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters)- Ten years ago, Debbie Jakacki, owner of Jakacki Bag & Barrel in Chicago, a family business that's been around since 1942, found herself con...

What's Our Goal, Anyway?

Jess Coleman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

One cannot help but ask when looking at our criminal justice system: What exactly is our goal, anyway? Is it to deter crime? Is it to rehabilitate?

Trymaine Lee

Updated EEOC Policy Forces Employers To Give Fair Shot To Ex-Offenders | Trymaine Lee | Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

Kenneth Wilson has been looking for a job for more than two and a half years. But every single job interview that he's had seems to start and end the ...

Recession Could Trigger Flood Of Ex-Convicts Re-Entering Society

TIME | KEN STIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In 2000, when Glenn Martin was leaving prison in upstate Attica, N.Y., after serving six years for robbery, the correctional officer thanked him in a ...