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Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline


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Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

Main Street Alliance

WASHINGTON - Each year an average of 630,000 people are released from state and federal prisons – for many, their prison record will be a life sentence of poverty and low wages.

In addition to facing “the box” on job applications that asks about being convicted of a crime, they also face a raft of state restrictions banning them from certain occupations. Every state in the country bans formerly incarcerated people from specific jobs. Some states bar them from hundreds of jobs, often good-paying jobs.

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There should also be job training programs in prison. Our system wants to pretend that someone doesn't exist after being released from prison. We want to pretend that someone will get a job and not resort to crime but we then prevent them from getting jobs.

70 million ??? What is that one out of three adults?