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Formerly Incarcerated

5.85 Million People Who Can't Vote But Can They Still Complain?

Marlon Peterson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Marlon Peterson

In 2014, where Blacks and Latinos are overwhelmingly subjugated to carceral punishments, is it sensible to make the claim that if you don't vote you can't complain?

They've Done Their Time, Now Let Them Vote

Hector Villagra | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Hector Villagra

Society is much more secure when all people feel they are fully part of it. If we want formerly incarcerated Californians to be good citizens, we need to convince them that they are a part of society, too.

A Job Can Help Stop Prison's Revolving Door

Timothy P. Silard | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Timothy P. Silard

In California and around the country, the applications of otherwise qualified candidates are summarily tossed into the trash bin because of the box that requires applicants to disclose any prior offenses, even for arrests that are very old or minor.

Improv for Jobseekers - by Katie Goodman

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFrom all the energy and laughing you would never have guessed that just 20 minutes earlier the room was filled with apprehension and skeptical looks.

Darnell Canada Refuses to Wait for Obama to Create Jobs for New York City

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ryan Mack

Somehow in the middle of a recession, Darnell Canada, President of REBUILD, has been creating hundreds of jobs for those who are hardest to employ.

Prison Education

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

A program of "in prison education" could not only help the formerly incarcerated; it would strengthen communities of color in New York home to the great majority of released prisoners.

Make Them Work for a Living

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

It's time to be really tough on criminals. Let's make it so they have to get a job when they get out of jail -- so they can suffer like the rest of us.