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Tips for Job Hunting When You Have a Criminal History



A criminal history can make it difficult to secure a job, but there are several ways those with past convictions can find their way through the job search. The first step is to apply for a pardon. If the question should come up on an application, it is best to be honest and disclose that […]

Second Chance for Inmate Firefighters

On Sept. 11, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows prisoners who help fight the California wildfires to request a record expungement so they can get firefighting jobs after release. Although people convicted of violent felonies or sex crimes are not eligible, others can work in one of 44 conservation camps around the […]

The 50 State Restoration of Rights Project

The Restoration of Rights Project is an online resource containing detailed state-by-state analyses of the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to restoration of rights and status following arrest or conviction. Jurisdictional “profiles” cover areas such as loss and restoration of civil rights and firearms rights, judicial and executive mechanisms for avoiding or […]


Many people with a criminal record have made a single mistake. For millions, that mistake was shoplifting, passing a bad check, or having an argument turn into a fight. Nearly one-third of the adult working-age population has a criminal record, and because of a single mistake, they will face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment. […]


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