Fix the Criminal Justice System to Open Up Our Economy
Date:  03-04-2019

Tens of millions of Americans are excluded from the workforce due to felony and misdemeanor convictions
From The Hill:

A third of African American males are outright excluded from many job opportunities before even getting an interview. Tens of millions of Americans, from all places and heritages, experience the same built-in disadvantage in our workforce.

They all have a felony conviction. And even more Americans face the same discrimination from a misdemeanor or less.

According to a January 2018 report from Pew Charitable Trusts, the number of U.S. residents with a felony record increased significantly in every state between 1980 and 2010. The percentage of black males who have served time in prison was five times that of all Americans.

If we want a strong economy and stronger communities, this makes no sense. Continue reading >>>