Aug 23-29, 2018

Issue Archive for Aug 23-29, 2018 Vol. 26, No. 13

For former prisoners like Pete Brown, the increasingly common overuse of criminal record checks is a barrier to employment—discriminating against those trying to reintegrate into society and preventing them from being seen as human. This week, journalist Moira Donovan talks to several of those former inmates who’ve struggled to adjust back to a job pool that doesn’t seem to want them, and looks at why police, corporations and governments are so keen to rely on record checks to determine the moral worth of their workers.

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