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#1 of 5 Old 02-17-2010, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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growing number of states are pushing inmates out of prison in early release programs designed to reduce overcrowding and save money. But faced with a tight job market and few employers willing to hire someone with a criminal record, many former inmates are likely to end up right back behind bars

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I'll have to forward that to my dad b/c he works for a company that helps convicts find jobs and employers get the tax credit offered for hiring said employees. (I didn't actually read the article yet, though, but thanks for sharing.)

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Basically with the job market so tight, employers are not hireing convicted felons. So they have no where to go.

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The comments were really interesting to read, as well.

 

 

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I have wondered about this. It is hard for someone with a clean record to get a job. Someone with jail or prison time and a felony would have a very tough time getting hired I am sure. I know my SIL (who has been in and out of prison for drugs) had a hard time. She finally got a job with a sales company that paid great but didn't have good benefits like insurance.

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