Obama’s Plan to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

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Source: The Atlantic

In his speech at Rutgers University, Obama outlined measures that will be implemented to help formerly incarcerated individuals adjust to life outside prison. Finding employment is key their successful assimilation. Accordingly, the Department of Education plans to channel $8 million over three years to job skill programs for inmates, including technology and coding training in some communities. Although yet unrealized, Obama also expressed support for the “ban the box” movement which seeks to remove criminal record boxes from employment applications. In addition to employment measures, the initiative also includes new guidelines that make criminal records no longer a suitable basis for rejection or eviction from housing.

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