Pros And Cons Of Banning The Box Should Become A Federal Law

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I agree with you that Ban the Box should become a federal law as long as the law has sound guidelines. I have never worked in corrections, but I have seen instances like you described of people wanting to be incarcerated because they cannot survive. I had an individual attempt to falsely confess to an armed robbery because he wanted to go back to prison. He told me he wanted to go back to prison because he was tired of living on the streets and he had spent most of his life there. I did not spend enough time with him to determine if he was a product of not being properly supervised and not being placed in the appropriate programs or if he was given the opportunities for assistance with a job and counseling and choose not to participate.
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