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Old 04-28-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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I wish I had some specific recommendations for you beyond what others have written, but I don't. I want to tell you though that I think it's awesome that he's committed to turning his life around, and that he has someone who believes he can do it. I suspect if he's able to actually stay clean and get on a good track, the older he gets, the less that felony is going to matter.

 
Old 04-28-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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He can sill apply all over. Worst case scenario, some will not give him a call. Why would anyone bash you ? or him for that matter ? He paid his debt to society. It's a done deal.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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You might try calling United Way 211 (just dial 211 on your phone). They are an information and referral service and they may know of agencies who assist with training or job placement. Good luck to your Godson and blessings to you for being so supportive.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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Also, check with the Atlanta Urban League.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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MovingtoDuluth, there is a company called Tip Top Poultry that I know for a fact hires felons, however they only hirethe first week of every month and you have to go through department of labor. It is located in cobb county, off Cobb pkwy I believe. Give it a shot!
 
Old 12-13-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Thinking long term depending on what he was convicted on consider talking with the military. Not all jobs are combat and with the way businesses are the ability to get health care and retirement is a consideration. Hey the worse they can say is no.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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I know this is an old thread but what the hell...

I'd recommend someone in this situation take up a trade as an apprentice and join a union. I think apprentices start out a little north of $10/hr or more depending on the job and I believe health insurance is available(maybe after a probationary period?). Look into something like plumbing or electrical work. It seems like blue collar professions are more likely to be forgiving of felonies and really only care that you show up and can do the work. Plus, you can end up making pretty decent money, have a foundation for starting your own business, and you'll have a skill that will travel with you wherever you go.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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I wonder what this guy did to get convicted as a felon? I'm certainly not in favor of letting bad guys off easy, but we've got way too many people locked up in this country. On sheer economics alone, it would be better to get some of them rehabilitated and back into the work force. It doesn't do any good to have some able bodied 21 year old guy out there who's permanently unemployable.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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I wonder what this guy did to get convicted as a felon? I'm certainly not in favor of letting bad guys off easy, but we've got way too many people locked up in this country. On sheer economics alone, it would be better to get some of them rehabilitated and back into the work force. It doesn't do any good to have some able bodied 21 year old guy out there who's permanently unemployable.
The whole concept of "corrections" in this country(and especially Georgia) has become nothing more than a money making industry. Think of how much money contractors make off supplying and running prisons. Think of how many relatively low skill jobs are provided in operating and running prisons and through the parole and probation systems.

Also look at how lacking this state's public defender program is and how politicians in Georgia whip the masses into a frenzy by being "tough" on crime. I, frankly, would prefer them to get smart on crime. Georgia is 5th in prison population yet 9th in total population. Does anyone think Georgians are simply more prone to crime? I doubt it.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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I... would prefer them to get smart on crime. Georgia is 5th in prison population yet 9th in total population. Does anyone think Georgians are simply more prone to crime? I doubt it.
Well, it is possible Georgians might be a little more prone to crime but I am otherwise in agreement with you. Doesn't it cost something like $30,000 a year just to house and feed one prisoner? As I say, it is dumb to have so many people locked up on the basis of economics alone.
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