Doesn’t it matter that he does his job well and works hard? Doesn’t it matter that he is not on drugs? Doesn’t it count that the person is not a repeat offender? Doesn’t it matter that he is not a violent offender? Doesn’t it matter that the person admits to his wrong in the past and is trying to put that behind him? Doesn’t it matter that the manager may actually like the former inmate and the work he did?
When I hear politicians talk about the job market and the losses, are they including former inmates who are trying to become part of a society that refuses to forgive and forget and hire? There are many who are unemployed because of the stigma of their prison past. Who will give them a chance? Prayer is good, but a “hand up” pays bills and buys food.
Tondalaire Ray Ashford