Author: Harley Blakeman

We all know there are barriers and hiring gridlocks that make a smooth re-entry into the workforce difficult for ex-offenders. Chances are that you are already in the ring fighting personal obstacles, and getting the right footing in today's job search seems impossible. While companies...

As Americans, we have the right to vote but for people with criminal histories, there are many rights we can no longer enjoy. We are no longer allowed to possess a firearm, travel to certain international destinations, and in some states - we can't even vote. With about...

Depending on the specifications of your sentencing, you may have an intimidating amount of community service you must complete before a certain deadline. Failing to complete your probationary terms by the defined timeline can cause additional time to be added. Do not procrastinate. Get started as soon...

Have you ever considered trying to earn a college degree? Do you worry that it may not make sense because of your criminal convictions? Many people worry that going to college may be a waste of time and money because their felony will hold them back. The...

By Yasmin Jimenez I recently came across an opinion piece on the Wall Street Journal, Don’t Lock Ex-Prisoners Out of Jobs and it brought up some really good points about prison labor. During my stint in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation, I saw some of the...