Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty


Applicants with criminal backgrounds, including those with nonviolent criminal convictions or even arrests, are increasingly being driven into poverty.
News Story, Video (NATIONAL, Pennsylvania)

Stephen Fee
PBS News Hour
January 24, 2015
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Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing, Prisoners Rights

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia, Center for American Progress (CAP)


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Applicants with criminal backgrounds, including those with nonviolent criminal convictions or even arrests, are increasingly being driven into poverty. Even if it has been years since they’ve served time for past criminal infractions, those applying for jobs are often unable to find work — especially in a climate of extreme job competition. Featuring Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Center for American Progress.