Why hiring people with criminal records encourages true diversity
When Thedo was released from prison, he assumed he was prepared for his reentry into the outside world. After all, he’d been incarcerated as a teenager and was released as an adult, which meant he had the time to prepare for his release. But the reality of life after prison was something he couldn’t have prepared for, especially when it came to finding a job. Thedo didn’t have an ID or a Social Security card, which meant he couldn’t prove to employers he was legally allowed to work in the U.S.