For information on inmate release help go to the Employment Information Handbook Inmate Transition Branch:
The Bureau places appropriate inmates in halfway houses prior to release to help them adjust to life in the community and find employment. Some inmates will be eligible for a release gratuity, clothing, or money for transportation to their release destination.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies coordinate and provide counseling, evaluation, and job placement services for people with disabilities. Go to the following website to find the agency in your location:
BOP Offender Transition Resource Manual
National Re-entry Resource Center: In many communities, government and nonprofit agencies have developed reentry resource directories that help individuals who have been incarcerated and their families find local reentry service directories. To view a list of any available reentry service directories from your state, click on your state below. Go to the following website for more information (state by state):
The Federal Bonding Program to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk”, hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer. In most states the bonds are made available through the state agency responsible for workforce matters.
Highlights of the Federal Bonding Program
Fidelity bonding Services Are User-Friendly
- NO bond approval processing–local staff instantly issue bonds to employers
- NO papers for employer to sign to obtain free bond incentive for job hire
- NO follow-up and NO termination actions required for bond issued
- NO deductible in bond insurance amount if employee dishonesty occurs
- NO age requirements for bondee other than legal working age in State
- NO other U.S. program provides Fidelity Bonding services
- NO Federal regulations covering bonds issued
- ANY job at ANY employer in ANY State can be covered by the bond
What Is Fidelity Bonding?
- Insurance to protect employer against employee dishonesty
- Covers any type of stealing: theft, forgery, larceny, and embezzlement
- In effect, a guarantee of worker job honesty
- An incentive to the employer to hire an at-risk job applicant
- A unique tool for marketing applicants to employers
- DOES NOT cover ‘liability” due to poor workmanship, job injuries, work accidents, etc.
- Is NOT a bail bond or court bond needed in adjudication
- Is NOT a bond needed for self-employment (contract bond, license bond or performance bond)
Voting Rights for People with Criminal Records
A patchwork of state felony disfranchisement laws, varying in severity from state to state, prevent approximately 5.3 million Americans with felony (and in several states misdemeanor) convictions from voting. Confusion about and misapplication of these laws de facto disenfranchise countless other Americans.
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Life After Prison: Would You Hire an Ex-Con?
With an unemployment rate near record levels, finding a job can be difficult. When you’ve served time in prison, the odds against you increase exponentially.
There are more than 6 million ex-prisoners in the United States, according to a recent study, with 600,000 added to the total every year. Research suggests the best way to keep them from landing behind bars again is to reinvest in them, which includes finding them employment, but most business owners are reluctant to give them a shot.
Some, though, take the chance. Taking a chance Continue reading
4/6/13, Weekly Photo Challenge: Color
Colors define the functions of brain fiber tracking when a high-definition fiber tracking MRI is used.
When brain mapping, beautiful colors define the millions of fiber tracts and their individual functions in the brain . . .
Brain injury in high-def with fiber tracking
U. PITTSBURGH (US) — New imaging technology will allow doctors to clearly see for the first time neural connections broken by traumatic brain injury.
Photo: Brain fibers that control right-sided limb movement were not damaged when the patient was hurt in an ATV accident. (Credit: Walt Schneider Laboratory)
Photo: High definition fiber-tracking map of a million brain fibers. (Credit: Walt Schneider Laboratory)
Photo: High definition fiber tracking reveals loss of fibers, or connections, on the injured right side (yellow) and the intact, undamaged left side (green). The patient was injured in an ATV accident and lost function in his left leg, arm, and hand. (Credit: Walt Schneider Laboratory)
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Brain Mapping in Adolescents with Very Early Onset Schizophrenia
Article written by Paul M. Thompson
Photos: Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Division of Brain Mapping,
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
For more information go to http://www.loni.ucla.edu/~thompson/PT2003.html
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