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Barriers to employment prevent formerly incarcerated people from supporting their families

Molly Ingram’s article in WSHU highlights findings from a report made by an advocacy group, called Connecticut Voices for Children. The report exposes that barriers to education, transportation, low wages, and lack of support while incarcerated contribute to a high unemployment rate among people impacted by the criminal justice system.

Many times, the jobs available for formerly incarcerated people are minimum-wage jobs, making it difficult for them to fully support themselves and their families.

“Removing public policy barriers that unnecessarily restrict the ability of people with criminal records to enter higher wage jobs and to enter higher education will open more opportunities for reentering people and increase their contributions to Connecticut's economy,” - says Ruth, the author of the aforementioned report.

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