Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feds Consider Taking Ex-Offenders Out of the Box

Workforce Management
by Heather O'Neill
December 7, 2011

When Tirzah Kemp was arrested in 1999, she was afraid of what she could lose. Taken into custody on first-degree assault charges after a domestic dispute with her then-boyfriend, Kemp, whose son was 2 at the time, was afraid she would go to jail and that her child would be taken away from her.

She never dreamed her livelihood might be permanently affected as well.

Kemp, who ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, is just one of about 65 million U.S. adults with a criminal record. She is also one of possibly millions of people whose record has come back to haunt her in her professional life after her sentence was served.

Full Story: http://www.workforce.com/article/20111207/NEWS02/111209957

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