Dating a felony

Ex-felons on the other hand suffer for a lifetime for decisions that they made in the spur of the moment.Some people understand the dynamics associated with persons who struggle daily to regain their respect and dignity in their communities because they were previously convicted of a felony.Unfortunately it is not because of the reasons that we would think.Ex-felons are treated different now because of the economy.According to the research, there are approximately 2.8 million ex-felons currently locked up in jails and prisons in the U. African American make up approximately 47% of the inmate population in the U. yet they account for only 12.7 % of the population in the U. African Americans are disproportionately represented in every state in the U. This means that their percentage in the prison population is greater than their percentage in the state’s general population.Then there are those who believe that once a person has been convicted of a felony they should be treated as felons and denied opportunities for the rest of their lives.We have programs in every state that offers assistance to ex-felons being released from prison, yet, every time ex-felons complete applications for employment, they are constantly reminded that some things never change.Many states, counties and cities are receiving fewer funds for housing prisoners and have released prisoners who in times past they deemed posed threats to society.

In America ex-felons carry the stigma of being convicted for life.

A conviction is like the metaphorical scarlet letter.


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