"Some 60 percent of individuals remain unemployed a year after their incarceration, according to recent data. And those who do find work are likely to earn significantly less money than they did before prison. "
"This lost employment from criminal records amounts to an estimated $65 billion per year in lost gross domestic product. And with a population that has become increasingly criminalized,..."
...we, as a nation, are shooting ourselves in the face for excessively and exuberantly throwing people in jail for the least and dumbest shit.
This is also insane that people should fall in love with his photograph. Yes, he's gorgeous, but he's up on weapon charges, so is he even sane?
I am glad he is getting a new chance to make a better life for himself and his family. Prisons are just a horrible way to warehouse and waste humanity. I sincerely hope he does make a fresh start with the new contract and hopefully turn out to be a decent human being who re-invests in his old neighborhood to help other young men avoid prison.