Tag: ex-felons

Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

| April 21, 2017

By Barbara Bolling-Williams Special to Frost Illustrated On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, our state legislature passed an anti-ban the box bill, that if signed by the governor, will prohibit Indiana cities and towns from passing ordinances that promote fairness in hiring.  The elimination of a simple box from an employment application levels the hiring field […]

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Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

| February 24, 2015

Florida refuses to restore full constitutional rights to ex-felons. The result? One black Floridian of every four can’t vote, hold office or serve on a jury. Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Commit any felony in Florida and you lose your right to vote for life–unless the governor and the clemency board agree […]

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Holder favors voting rights for ex-felons

| February 20, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—If America is ever to end the revolving door of prison recidivism, it needs to ease the re-entry of former offenders back into society by allowing them to vote, Attorney General Eric Holder believes. Holder announced his position during a recent conference on criminal justice reform at […]

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