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    De Blasio wants to employ every inmate who served time in jail

    Every inmate who leaves a Big Apple jail after serving a sentence will have a job waiting for him or her, under a new city-funded initiative, Mayor de Blasio announced Wednesday.

    When asked why ex-convicts were being guaranteed work over unemployed residents who haven’t broken the law — including city high-school and college graduates — Hizzoner insisted the initiative, which will cost taxpayers $10 million a year, is a “smart investment for everyone.”

    “Getting out of the cycle of crime and incarceration is in everyone’s interest,” he said.

    “It’s part of life and we have to do better and better at breaking that cycle. And that is in the taxpayer’s interests, that’s in the community’s interests, that’s humane, that fits our faith traditions.”

    He urged unemployed people to head to a Workforce Career Center for job advice.

    Under his Jails to Jobs initiative, “transitional employment” — which is voluntary and lasts up to eight weeks — will be offered to an average of 8,500 ex-cons a year in an array of fields.

    For some former inmates who lack basic skills, the gigs will be nothing more than paid job training, the city said.

    One organization the city will be working with, the Fortune Society, has helped ex-inmates get positions in food services, maintenance, advocacy and media.

    No one will be disqualified from the program based on their past criminal history, even if they have gang ties or were sex offenders, according to Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte.

    During his announcement, de Blasio cited research showing that connecting ex-cons to jobs can reduce recidivism by 22 percent.

    “Transitional employment often leads to longer-term employment and, again, an opportunity to have counseling, peer mentoring along the way,” he said.

    In addition to the short-term jobs, inmates leaving city jails will be paired up with “peer navigators” — former inmates who have “successfully stabilized” after spending time behind bars, the city said.

    Convicts entering the jail system will also meet with counselors from the start of their sentence and participate in five hours of “vocational, educational, and therapeutic programming” every day to help them prepare for their release from prison.

    The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association blasted de Blasio for focusing on an education initiative when, its leaders claim, he can’t keep inmates and guards safe in jail.

    “The mayor has apparently given up on keeping the jails safe for both correction officers and inmates, as evidenced by the 18 percent increase in slashings and stabbings last year,” said COBA President Elias Husamudeen.

    “His reforms to make the jails safer have failed miserably, so these same inmates have a greater chance of being stabbed or slashed by other inmates than they do making it to a job interview.”

    Of the $10 million per year budget, $7 million will go toward wages for the ex-inmates, $2 million will be for tuition support and $800,000 will pay for the peer navigators.

    The wage money will go directly to the nonprofits, which will either pay ex-inmates directly or pay their employers.

    Other nonprofits the city will be working with include Housing Works, Strive International and Friends of Island Academy.
    http://nypost.com/2017/03/29/de-blas...-time-in-jail/
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    The wage money will go directly to the nonprofits, which will either pay ex-inmates directly or pay their employers.

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    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
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    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Make them cops. Then it is not theft, it is asset forfeiture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Make them cops. Then it is not theft, it is asset forfeiture.
    That and the pedophiles and rapists can all become TSA agents.
    9/11 Thermate experiments

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    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    That and the pedophiles and rapists can all become TSA agents.
    This already has happened. People just pretend it has not.


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    What about one night in the drunk tank? From time to time?
    Last edited by anaconda; 03-30-2017 at 09:22 AM.

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    Rewarding someone who performs an illegal act. What's next? Citizenship for people who illegally come into this country?
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    Blasio's just hoping to insure himself a job after the feds catch up with him maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveshiscountry View Post
    Rewarding someone who performs an illegal act. What's next? Citizenship for people who illegally come into this country?
    Shut up $#@!izen! Nobody is interested in your opinion!

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    The logic of employing newly release din mates to help them keep from sliding back into crime is solid. The argument that the government needs to do it? Absolute garbage. Government prisons themselves are a big part of the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PierzStyx View Post
    The logic of employing newly release din mates to help them keep from sliding back into crime is solid. The argument that the government needs to do it? Absolute garbage. Government prisons themselves are a big part of the problem.
    They should put diversity quotas on private employers. Problem solved. /s

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    What could possibly go wrong?
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