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Helping to find decent and dignified employment to returning citizens who have served their time and are willing to work toward a self-sufficient and productive lifestyle is our goal. Nonprofit, assistance, jobs, resumes, opportunities
It is a fact that many of America's most intelligent business persons are convicted felons, serving out life sentences behind bars. As many Americans realize, their current prison systems are extremely overpopulated. The Washington Post printed an article in February of 2008, addressing that very issue. It reported that; “More than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison, an all-time high that is costing state governments nearly $50 billion a year and the federal government $5 billion more…….”
It has also been stated that, "Almost 6,000 people with IQs below 70 are estimated to be in UK prisons at any one time - many of them with learning disabilities…....” reported by the BBC World News corporation back in 2007. Here in America that is not the case. Though many of America's convicted felons have little to no education, their IQ's are far above what was originally thought. The Little Hoover Commission found that when inmates do make it back home, they are ill-prepared, either by their stay in prison or parole programs, to hold down jobs or stay out of trouble. They also discovered that 10 percent of all male prisoners in the state of California are homeless, half are illiterate, as many as 80 percent are convicted drug users. But here in America, over one forth of those convicted drug users, are capable of running multi million dollars drug tracificking rings just standing on a corner or side street. Moreover, the sheer force of their brainpower solely wills their unique capabilities in production. Computers, board of directors or advisors, do not aid these common street criminals. It is a damn shame that their intelligence and money managing strategies is not put to better use.
Real Sites and Real Jobs for An American Felon
Fortunately with the advancement of the world wide web, the Internet has become a great place for finding resources, for ex-felons. Not only these sites geared towards job opportunities, their networking now spans out to include apartment leasing agencies, and vocational trade schools opportunities. Currently in America, there is an unprecedented number of ex-cons, coming out of American Federal and State prisons system, unlike anything ever witnessed before. Most of these past felons end up right back where they started, no matter how hard they try to stay out of trouble. Hopefully sites like Xamire.com, and articles like this hub can help these people have a real chance of getting out of a bad situation. Information is key to knowing where to look and what is expected of the ex-con when he/she are release back into society. Some folks say that it should be a no brainer..., that to behave properly is a moral issue and it comes with being human. Well, I do not believe that society should just assume that every prisoner knows how to behave and what it expected of them, just from being confined for time away from "free" moving people. If you know of someone coming out of prison, they best thing that any one can do including yourself, is to provide them with information on the where, when, and hows...!
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- The Federal Bonding Program helps Ex-offenders and F...
The Federal Bonding Program is an excellent resource that helps ex-offenders and felons get jobs! This outstanding program can help ex-offenders and felons overcome the negative feelings that prospective employers may have about people with criminal.
- One Time Felon, Arkansas, Get your Right to Vote Res...
If you are a resident of Arkansas there is a restoration of voting & election rights program, for one time felons. Contact the Pulaski Co. Clerk, Little Rock
- Jobs for Felons: Real Stories of Ex-offenders and Fe...
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are released from prison. Without stable employment, many will return. This is the story of Leon, a 22 year old felon who has just been released from prison and needs to find a job. He needed a plan. I...
- From Prison to Success: Personal tips and advice for...
Life is difficult. Infinitesimally more so with a checkered past. Gathered here are great tips for not only staying OUT of the pen, but moving on, and becoming everything you've ever dreamed of.
- 10 Army Jobs for Ex-Felons
Another advantage of selecting to be employed through the military is that there are many army jobs available for ex-felons. Everyone deserves a second chance, and often after serving time, ex-felons become reformed and are looking to start again on.
- You Have Rights Too Organization
You Have Rights Too is fighting to break down the barriers to employment for ex-offenders who have been marginalized by the hiring practices of many mainstream employers by offering resources that aid in the effort to achieving fulfilling employment.
Nolef Group is an organization that provides a wide range services to those who have been incarcerated and in need of basic services upon exiting prison.
- WriteAPrisoner.com - Community Programs
WriteAPrisoner.com's Community Programs help reduce recidivism and strengthen our community. Together we can make a difference.
- Xamine Group Chat - The Nolef Group
Xamine is a group chat networking sites for ex-convicted felons, who have done their time, and are ready to start their lives over. Great group discussions and current information.
A Matter of Symantics
It is a matter of fact that America's past president was no corporate genius. The former American president, George W. Bush had and including the United States Government, bankrupted every major corporation that he had currently been involved with running. So just out of curosity, I wonder why the American populace employed a man like W., but are not willing to take chances are a sure bet?
I don't personally know if there is a way to tapped into the positive productivity of some of America's best corporate minds. Our common street thug. But it seems to me that if these drug dealers are serving life sentences for doing such a fantastic job; then these life convicted Capitalist should be given a job.