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The Fight to Ban the Box
No matter if she was trying to find a job or get an education, Leyla Martinez kept finding the same problem: on the application forms, she would have to declare that she had a past conviction. Maria and Julio talk to Leyla about her experience, how she got to graduate from Columbia and why she founded the Beyond the Box initiative. ITT Staff Picks:
- A South Bronx single mom's improbable journey from prison to Columbia University: Leyla's profie in The Daily News.
- Hiring ex-offenders can actually led to more profitable businesses, according to The Guardian.
- From the Vera Institute of Justice: Postsecondary education in prison increases employment among the formerly incarcerated.
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