Josh talks with Richard Bronson, the formerly incarcerated CEO of 70 Million Jobs.
Richard Bronson is the CEO of 70 Million Jobs, a job board that brings formerly incarcerated people together with companies who both hire people with a record and have employment needs.
Notes from Episode 25
I wrote recaps of all 65 episodes of Orange Is the new Black from the perspective of a formerly incarcerated person. I will continue my series Orange, Black, or Bleak the day after Season 6 starts (July 27th).
New Economy for Formerly Incarcerated People
Jeffrey Korzenik, of Fifth-Third bank, has been arguing that the hiring of formerly incarcerated folks is critical to maintaining our current economy.
The Prison Policy Institute published a recent paper arguing that employment discrimination for formerly incarcerated people is worse than it was during the great depression.
Wolf Of Wall Street to 70 Million Jobs
Employing Formerly Incarcerated People Is Good For Business
Richard mentioned studies showing how good hiring formerly incarcerated folks was for business. He forwarded the following in response to my follow up request:
The first thing he forwarded was this PDF handout.
The second was this PDF handout with citations.
Finally he referenced this ACLU report.
Since he included his email during the podcast, here it is:
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