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The recidivism rate and the ex offender

Posted by Kevin W Womble Sr on August 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I have to wonder why there is a statistic for how many people are out of work in this country, and why there are politicians who claim to be trying to bring jobs to their communities for everybody when that is not entirely true. I have yet to see any stats focused towards the people who are forever condemned and rarely forgiven or accepted in today's society.I am speaking of ex-felons/ex-offenders like myself who are not given the chance to correct mistakes or allowed to become productive members of society again. I myself have been home for almost five years and since my release I have been basicly unemployable and unemployed. In the past 4 plus years I have been home I have submitted over 3000 applications to companies in every field that I have some experience in, From what I have experienced first hand it is evident that the mind set in this country is Once a Criminal always a Criminal and that my friends is wrong. Yes, you do have to pay for your crimes and yes you do have to prove yourself worthy of trust in order to be accepted but, how can you do whats needed if you are never given the chance. I am also aware that the nature of your crime controls your destiny in your quest for progress and everybody is not the forgiving kind but how much more do we as ex-offenders have to pay in order to get Back In To Society. I made mistakes and I can't take them back but I can improve myself and move on with my life if given the chance.All I want to do is support myself and my family and I can't do that if I am not given a second chance.

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