One Space Apart

Ever been convicted of a crime? If so, you have lots of company. One thing we excel at in the united States is sentencing people to prison. And presumably, most of the time, not for no good reason. And if you’re a felon? When you get out? Well, the question is the answer – you are a,  f e l o n.  With all the rights and privileges.

In 2008, over 7.3 million people were under some form of correctional supervision including: probation, prison, jail, parole.

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Correctional Surveys

One right an employer has is asking  prospective employeesif they have ever been convicted of a crime. Setting aside the notion of employer self preservation, it is a wall for the person looking to get hired. For an increasing number of people.