Guest post: Convicted felons struggle to find work

by Incarcerated Flavors

Bradan's World

This blogpost was originally posted at newhavenbeat.wordpress.com by Mark Dipaola (permission to repost granted). It’s something to think about-convicts with a felony on their record often have trouble finding work after they are paroled (and even after completing all probation/rehab orders) because most employers do not want to hire ex-felons.

INDEFINITE SENTENCE: IN JOB SEARCH, EX-OFFENDERS CONTINUE TO PAY

Bob McDaniel sits across from me in a chair in one of the offices at STRIVE New Haven, a career resource organization, calmly laying out the darker details of his past, and how they have made his present and future so difficult.

It’s a short break from the job search that has brought him to STRIVE’s computers every day since the beginning of July, but he might chalk it up to practice. That’s because employers will inevitably be asking him to explain the third degree burglary plastered onto his record-that is, if…

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