United States
March 1, 2007 2:01am CST
Every job application you fill out here (U.S) asks if you have EVER been convicted of a felony. NOT have you been convicted of a felony in the last 5 or 10 years but EVER. It is stated that after being released from jail, prison, parole and/or probation that the person has "paid their debt to society". But have they really? Is there such a thing? You are asked this on a job application so they know NOT to hire you. Example: A friend of mine had a felony on his record for Breaking and Entering when he was 17... 18 years ago. Yet he still gets turned down for good jobs because he has to put YES on that felony question. He is a completely changed man than he was as a kid. He has went to college, got married and had 3 children. So the question is... shouldnt there be a limit on how long ago employers can inquire about your criminal background, like have you had a felony in the last 5 years? I truly believe that people CAN change. I know I am NOT the same person I was at 17...thank god.lol
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