Friday, August 14, 2015
Twenty-Seven Foundation Executives Call for President Obama to 'Ban the Box'
This week, in Wilmington, North Carolina, Daryl Atkinson of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice described his journey from incarceration to decent employment. In the 1990s, Atkinson was arrested on drug charges and served a prison sentence of more than three years.
As he explained to the Leading into New Communities re-entry council, “My driver’s license was automatically suspended. I couldn’t vote in the state of Alabama, the place of my birth. I was denied federal financial student aid as I went back and tried to matriculate through college, I was denied admittance into several universities and law schools....”