If you’ve applied for a job lately, you probably have been asked to check a small box if you have ever been convicted of a felony.
For most people, that’s not a problem. But for thousands of ex-felons living in Ohio, where more than 850 laws and administrative rules restrict where former felons may work, it is.
Today on All Sides, the changing policies and programs to help former felons after they’ve done their time.
- Jesse Kelley, Manager of Government Affairs and Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
- Patrice Palmer, re-entry social-support specialist at the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs, formerly incarcerated
- Michael Shields, workforce researcher, Policy Matters Ohio
- Doug Patrick, Associate Managing Director of Workforce Development Services, Alvis