Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons – There is no city in the nation that’s growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.
Immediate Access to Employment Reduces Recidivism – More than half a million people are released from federal and state jails and prisons in this country each year. Following their release, roughly two-thirds of ex-offenders are arrested for a new offense within three years resulting in a seemingly unbreakable vicious cycle.
Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Human Rights Watch would like to express our appreciation to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the “Committee”) for this opportunity to provide it with information on the United States’ compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“ICERD”).