WOSU: Newark Group Urges Change In Public Employment Job Applications
by Wendy Tarr 125.40sc on March 16, 2015
Billie Bibow of Newark tells a Denison University audience of her efforts to find work after being released from prison. The Newark Think Tank on Poverty advocates changes in state law to help non-violent, ex-felons(Photo: Tom Borgerding, WOSU News)
As Ohio considers early release for some inmates convicted of non-violent felonies, a pair of state lawmakers has introduced a bill to improve odds of them getting work. In Newark, a non-profit is actively backing the proposed legislation as a means to combat poverty and help ex-felons from returning to prison.
28 year old Billie Bibow of Newark describes herself as a ‘returning citizen’ eight years after being released from prison.