Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction (Survey)

NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) is in the midst of a major study that will lead to a report issued in 2014 on the countless ways in which a person’s rights, ability to work, and the like, are affected by a criminal conviction. As part of this effort, NACDL needs your help. If you are interested in sharing your story of lost rights and privileges resulting from a plea or guilty verdict, please complete survey. Before we would take your story public, someone on our staff will contact you to ensure that we have the necessary and correct details to make your story a part of this important effort to shed light on this serious problem. Take the Survey

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I took the survey. Don’t know if it’ll help. But I hope it’ll help.

I’m going to do this. Thank you for putting it up.

I had my brother in law check with the HR attorney at his company a few years back to see if I even had a chance of getting a job again. The attorney said the company focused on seven years since the conviction or end of sentence. The attorney said the company could face potential lawsuits if it went beyond that and beyond the conviction related to the scope of the company’s business.

With this law that we are subject to, it seems that we have been thrown under the bus because the law is perpetual and allows individuals to take action to protect themselves against us – not murderers, kidnappers, carjackers etc.

I am interested in knowing if the term “Clear Seven” applies to us. This would be instrumental in determining how are expected to be able to work and return to a somewhat normal life as far as income earning potential.

It is funny that some on supervised release are required to work, but those of us whose convictions are decades old, have no power to compel us to be hired. Talk about disenfranchisement and ex post facto punishment defined.

It is not about a judge “ordering a person to work” it is more like we need a judge to “order an employer to hire us”.

Any help would be welcomed.