Discrimination In Prisons

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Introduction Prisons were originally constructed as a humane alternative to the public floggings and executions that were originally used to punish criminals. They were designed to be an organized facility where prisoners could do hard labor and repent their crimes in solitude. Over the course of many years, those ideals have drastically changed. Prisons are new reforms of oppression and contain individuals who are tagged with the title of being a convicted felon. America is considered one of the most prominent, influential, prosperous mega-country in the world. It is considered the land of the free and the home of the brave. Later on we will touch basis with this concept that characterize this country. This research will reflect the seemly …show more content…
Ex-offenders must answer this question truthfully due to the fact that employers have the ability to do criminal background checks. Thus usually is the point where ex-offenders find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. If an individual answer untruthfully, employment may be granted until a criminal background check information has been received, then a possible termination is required for lying on one’s application. Answer truthfully, nine out of ten times and employer will not even give that applicant a serious chance for employment. Thus, giving an appearance of discriminatory acts upon …show more content…
Employers must maintain the integrity and welfare of the company by making good business decisions. A key role in making good business decision and controlling the function of a company is by intelligently deciding whom your workforce is compiled of. Most of the time, employers have legitimate reasons for not hiring ex-felons. According to a study by the Society of Human Resource Management, revealed that most employers are hesitant to hire ex-felons for several reasons. Most employers are fearful of the fact that they would have employees who have committed a crime and preserve the stigma of being a criminal. Employers fear the liability for harm against co-workers and even customers and the fear of financial liability through theft (Gauvey and Webb

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