June 22, 2015
Many states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws making it easier for ex-offenders to find employment. Advocates are now looking for a federal law to ban the box.
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) and co-founder of All of Us or None, says that taxpayers like him should have access to everything that they spend his money on, including federal contractors and grantees.
“There are boxes all over the place that exclude me from access to a meaningful life,” said Nunn. “‘Ban the box’ is more than a question of fair chance hiring. I want the full restoration of my civil and human rights and this is just the first step in the process.”
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)