Then there are those who believe that once a person has been convicted of a felony they should be treated as felons and denied opportunities for the rest of their lives.We have programs in every state that offers assistance to ex-felons being released from prison, yet, every time ex-felons complete applications for employment, they are constantly reminded that some things never change.However, there are states such as Louisiana who allow ex-felons to run for public office after being released from probation or parole for fifteen years.
Corporations who do not hire ex-felons based on their criminal records only, in my opinion should not be supported by the ex-felons or their families.
In some recent research in which I surveyed 100 of the largest corporations in Texas, many of the HR Departments responded to the questions of Do your corporation hire ex-felons by saying that each decision is made on a case by case basis. In my book “Why Are So Many Black Folks In Jail”, I constantly remind readers that if corporations refuse to hire qualified ex-felons solely based on the fact that they committed a crime in their past not taking into account that they have paid their debt to society, then “if they don’t hire we don’t buy”.
Unfortunately it is not because of the reasons that we would think.
Ex-felons are treated different now because of the economy.
Ex-felons can decide the outcome of many local, state and national elections.