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If you commit a felony offense, many states say you can’t be trusted to help choose leaders in this country. The line of reasoning used to enact felon disenfranchisement laws had to have been based in a feeling that felons could somehow turn the free world on its head if they were allowed to vote, […]

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When you have a criminal record, it can make things like getting a job difficult. But when the company providing criminal background checks isn’t ensuring accuracy, sends over someone else’s records, or simply doesn’t care about the quality of their work, your future can be severely impacted by something that is completely unfair and out of your control. About […]

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NPR ran a story last week by the same title, discussing what exactly employers have a right to know when they are thinking about hiring you. More and more are conducting criminal background checks, but some are also checking credit reports and even social networking habits. Just how far can they go and how can […]

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There have been a lot of stories in the news this week about the impact of a criminal conviction on a person’s livelihood, ability to find a job, an apartment, and generally function in society. And most of it is not encouraging.  The fact remains that the best way to try to prevent the negative […]

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