Storm Brews Over Bid To Curb Convict Hire Bias

Law360, New York (September 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When RosAnthony Jennings graduated from college, he felt fortunate to find a job he loved that helped people.

He was a case manager with a social service agency that provided assistance to people with brain injuries. However, the agency conducted yearly background checks and discovered that Jennings was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in a mistake he attributed to being young.

Despite working at the agency for two years with praise from his superiors, he was fired after his conviction on the firearm charge....
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