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Employment and the Reentry Prisoner  

Author:  Donald G. Evans.

Source: Volume 27, Number 01, Fall 2017 , pp.4-5(2)

Journal of Community Justice (formerly Journal of Community Corrections)

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Having a criminal record is still a major obstacle to reentering the labor market. This is true despite a number of efforts to lessen the effect of the record such as “ban the box”; increased use of pardons and record suspensions; acknowledgment that a record can become stale and not reflect the current life situation of the offender; and more recently, efforts to have records expunged. There are few studies of the effects of supervisory conditions on the reentering individual’s efforts to secure employment, and this is an area that needs research to determine if changes can be made to improve an individual’s plan so as to balance risk with the support necessary to reduce recidivism. The case study presented here illustrates the problem.

Keywords: Impact of Criminal Records and Release Conditions

Affiliations:  1: Journal Editor.

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