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This edition: Getting a Second Chance





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Episode Details

Original tape date: March 7, 2012.

First aired: March 7, 2012.

How long should people convicted of a crime be barred from the workplace? CJM explores recent moves in New York and elsewhere to remove hiring restrictions that can turn an arrest or conviction into a life sentence.

Guest List

August Arias Volunteer, Time Square Ink at the Midtown Community Court, and formerly incarcerated

Stephen Handelman Director, John Jay College Center on Media, Crime & Justice

Ann Jacobs Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College/CUNY

Wes Thompson Staff Member, Center for Employment Opportunities and formerly incarcerated

Mindy Trower Director of the city's Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO);