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6.November.14

Dropping the “F-Bomb” on Politicians: The Problem of Felon Disenfranchisement

By Bruce Reilly, Deputy Communications Director, Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples Movement The Washington Post recently brought up the important annual awareness of roughly 6 million people denied voting rights due to a felony conviction.  Unfortunately, they are mistaken to sum up the problem as a “disproportionate effect on Blacks.”  Indeed any legitimate conversation on Read More >>

23.October.14

Ban the Box

This post was originally published on Creative Loafing Atlanta. Asking former prisons about past conviction history on job applications is a barrier to re-entry Every week, men and women who have served time in prison and paid their debt to society apply for jobs. Many of them, regardless of the need for their skills, are immediately Read More >>