Convicted Felons

United States
September 8, 2007 2:41am CST
Do you agree or disagree that convicted felons that have non violent crimes should be able to still get a decent job without being rejected because of the background check? What about the right to vote? Why is it that a convicted felon can go to school and get a degree but would not be able to get the job due to the background check. Is that even fair?? In my personal opinion i think that felons that have done their time and dont have a violent crimes should have the same rights as others. People make mistakes.
1 response
@wolves69 (756)
• United States
8 Sep 07
A convicted felon who did the time has paid their debt to society; however, if I were in a position to hire one, I'd have to really think twice before giving that person a chance. Namely, how current was the conviction, was it for something of trust, or was it an administrative type crime? The persons argument would have to be convincing for me to hire them. Basically, if they did the crime, it needs to be a blemish on their record.