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The Stigma and Discrimination of Ex-offenders in Modern Society.

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Brighan
 in response to Former Felon...   

You are right that employers fear liability when it comes to hiring ex-offenders. In Minnesota, it is now illegal for employers to ask anyone if they committed a crime on the job application, so there is a chance for a job interview at least.

Collatteral damages from "lifelong sentences" are a fact among job seeking competition, especially when illegal aliens are snatching up any available jobs.

In addition, in Minnesota, 1 in 7 people are criminals due to the fact DWI's are criminal acts. In some states, like Wisconson, DWI's are civil offense.

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Former Felon

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=131733900186001

That link is to a Facebook group that has a vision to eventually see criminal records treated like credit reports for non violent, non sexual criminals. Men and woman are being denied good jobs due to the post 9/11 employment background check era. 36yo man riding in a stolen car as a stupid 18yo is a theif for life on paper. Time for change and forgiveness. Young adults make stupid mistakes and NOW they are becoming life sentences outside the prison walls.

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X-offender

i'ts a blessing someone relize ex-offenders are people too..And i agree with the article, and the expunge process is a joke and a waste of $100 in the state of florida.They give you your rights back but not the right to work in an professional field.The goverment need's to step in and do something and let people work or they will have a big mess on thier hands later.The WOTC and the Federal Bonding program is worthless.I'm at my final straw with this non-sense i might re-offend!!!

 Concern X-offender

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Brighan
 in response to Curley...   

I agree with your response that Fear and protectionism are the leading problems for ex-offenders. Many communities across America support the Courts and the probation offices for public safety.

However, local and State governments profit from offenders recidivism. I argue that the criminal justice system keeps offenders under lengthy court jurisdiction, in which it causes collateral damages to the offender's family, friends, and society.

In addition, many people recidivate because employers and most people do not want to waste their time helping or trusting "criminals"--although many exoffenders correct their behavior or outgrow it.

 

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Adogzheart

Thanks for posting one of my videos.  You can get the rest at my blog:  http://www.jailtojob.com/wordpress

 Peace,

Eric

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Brighan
 in response to sheshe030...   

Thank you!

Yes, you're right to add on to what is already proven, and yet, the criminal justice system does nothing nor our elected officials do anything to remedy this type of self-victimization.

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mamashe/sheshe
 in response to Brighan...   

Reply to Grighan-Thankyou for answering my question, and so well I might add. You are absolutely right about our young people that we send into war. It is scientifically proven that young people under the age of 25 have underdeveloped frontal lobes and that is also the age hormones are at their highest. The ability to think logically expands as the frontal lobe reaches maturity at about age 24 to 25. I am in complete agreement that the american public needs to be educated and and at a very early age. I commend you for being brave enough for coming on to aidpage with your truth and honesty. You have educated me on a subject that we all need to address and the sooner the better. Thankyou ------ Oh!--and yes I would hire you, you sound like a solid and sincere person. Keep educating, make it start with you.  sincerely sheshe030

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Brighan
 in response to sheshe030...   

In 1986, I made a fragmentation cherry bomb that blew out a storefront window of a medical supply business in my hometown.

That begs the question why do we allow our young men to join the military when they cannot think logically because of underdeveloped frontal temporal lobes and raging testosterone.

Today, young women are equally dangerous alongside the men for violent behavior. We don't need to build more prisons--we need more educational and wellness institutions.

I feel like I put myself on the road to rehabilitation for nought because people fear liability of hiring an ex-offender.

In the next 10 years there will be more people being victimized with collateral damages that affect themselves and their loved ones depending on ex-offenders for jobs, housing, and education.

 

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mamashe/sheshe
 in response to Brighan...   

Reply to Brighan---I couldn't listen to your audio because where I live I can only get dial-up and it is just to slow for audio for more than a few seconds. I  have empathy for you not being able to get a job but I have but one question.What were you in for? That to me should determine weather I would hire you or not. my best sheshe030

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