archive
keyboard

Let’s Train Inmates for Success in the High-Tech Economy

Most experts agree that in-prison training increases post-release employment opportunities. But unless we train inmates for today’s tech-heavy workplaces, they’ll be condemned to low-wage, unskilled jobs that provide no financial security, argue two justice advocates.

archive

Ban the Box for Colleges, Too

Finding a job — especially one that pays well —is key to keeping those with a criminal history from being rearrested. Removing criminal history questions on college applications will lead to better outcomes not only for people with records, but for society as a whole, argues an R Street researcher.

archive archive archive archive archive archive archive archive
college grads

Ending Crime Checkbox for College Praised by Inmate Advocates

For the first time since 2006, students using the Common Application to apply to college will not need to check a box asking if they have criminal histories. The decision was welcomed as a positive step by advocates of the Ban the Box movement to eliminate barriers to prisoner re-entry.