Originally Posted by electriclite
Prisoners already have job training programs in prison. People don't hire ex-cons not because they don't think they can do the work or won't stick around, they don't hire them because they don't think they can trust them.
True and agreed, but if they have a work record, showing they busted their ass daily, this might be the proof some employer might need to hire them. A training program is just that, a little training and for the most part no real hands on experience. It works that way in my field, people would rather hire someone with 10 years experience doing the job instead of just some guy with a degree but having never actually performed the work. Just my opinion. An ex con not finding work does not concern me. I have no sympathy for a filthy criminal, past or present. I know some do, some believe in rehabilitation and in some cases it works but I lost that faith in humanity, especially criminals a long time ago.