This is John.

In 2003, John was hired as a janitor at his local college.

John later enrolled and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree of Psychology from the same college in 2008.

He started work as an adjunct psychology professor at a prestigious university in 2009.

In 2011, he successfully convinced the governor of his state to pass a bill on correctional facility reform.

John is a loving husband and caring father.

In 1996, John was convicted of drug possession with intent to distribute.

He served 3 years in prison.

After being released John had a tough time getting his life on track

In 2013, the incarceration rate of the United States of America was the highest in the world. While the United States represents about 4.4 percent of the world's population, it houses around 22 percent of the world's prisoners.

Over 60 percent of employers surveyed in one study, the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, would “probably not” or “definitely not” hire applicants with records.

A study of hiring practices in a Midwestern city found that applicants who admitted to a criminal record were half as likely to be called back for an interview as matched applicants without any criminal history

But in 2003, an employer gave him a chance.

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