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Vikki Hankins – An Advocate for The Civil Rights of EX-Felons in The State of Florida
As part of our CBBN Business Journals Segment we will interview business owners from around the country.
In 1990, Ms. Hankins was sentenced to 23 years d 4 months in federal prison. She was released in March 2008 -- 18 years later.
She is an advocate and in a battle with the State of Florida for the restoration of the rights of the ex-con.
“It’s a book at a time, it’s a speech at a time,” says Hankins. “I’m not standing still. Definitely not going backwards.
Vikki is now the owner of A4J Publishing.
READ HER COMPLETE STORY HERE:
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Bob Pelshaw is a man of many talents and great motivation. His book "From Illegal to Legal: Business Success For (ex) Criminals" contains information on 2nd chances that defy common street-defeatism. He's not just some ordinary white guy armed with nothing but opinions, he's been on both sides of the law.
According to his Amazon profile "Pelshaw stupidly temporarily misused $135,000 of SBA loan proceeds which caused him to receive a felony and serve a ten-month sentence at Leavenworth Federal Prison Camp. Since serving his time he has focused on providing consulting services, writing, public speaking, and public service. He is also the author of 'Raising Up The Champion Within You: David & Goliath Grown-Up Version' and the soon to be released 'Time Management is Dead.'"
You can order his book right here from Amazon. Feel free to leave your comment on the Facebook link by scrolling down below.
At this writing, I've not gone into great detail on Barack Obama's criminal justice system "reforms", as they apply to the "rights" of ex-felons, as they attempt to re-fold into civic life.
As I understand, there is much ado, regarding disclosures on job applications, which arguably, has precluded former inmates' ability to obtain an honest job, and be able to create distance between their past violations and present life-circumstances.
In this, one can argue that this very policy, as it severely limits one's ability to function in his or her "new" society, puts such persons in a situation where a return to crime is inevitable, so of course, questions arise as to the very purpose of incarceration, and the perception that these long-standing policies, including the loss of the privilege to vote, were at their inception, targeted at black Americans.
How can these policies be justified, if one has "paid their debt to society"?
Indeed, there are many people, ex-felons, given a chance to more forward, who have indeed proven themselves worthy of respect, honor and being seen as living examples of Allah's / God's redemption.
On the other hand, what about their victims; When and how are they "paid"?
I will research this issue in more depth, so we will have a most meaningful:
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Luk 6:12-13 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. (13) And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
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Should EX Felons own Guns?
There are 1000's of convicted felons that are released each year from American Correctional Institutions. Many of these convicted Felons are unable to secure job training and or jobs when released from jail because of their felony status and as a result return back to a life of crime and end up back in jail. Today we are going to discuss which companies in the United States are Felon-Friendly and ecourage rehabilitation for the convicted felon instead of a life of crime.
Welcome to.....“EL BARRIO VERDE”, A WEEKLY POLITICAL RADIO SHOW FROM LA, sponsored by the East Los Angeles Community Law & Civil Rights Center, Self-Help Legal Solutions & Resources for the Entire Community……This is Carlos Montenegro and Bienvenidos to the Neighborhood…!!! ..
The first thing that I want to make clear is that I am a law student and not a lawyer. I am not here today to advocate being uncooperative with legal government authorities and cops. I am here today to offer everyone of the community a free list of companies that hire convicted felons who have recently left the correctional institution and desire to become positive members of society through work programs.
If at the end of this free training class you would like to receive a free pdf book about todays presentation email me at EastLosAngelesLawCenter@gmail.com
East Los Angeles Community Law & Civil Rights Center, 4765 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90022, (310) 619-3634
Study Application process for felons. Do an Application letter and mail it out as part of your job search process.
Be honest in your approach. Read felon friendly articles, learn what you can about How to get a job when you are a felon.
Search places that possibly do not do background checks.
Find free background checks and find out what you can about you. Improve your approach in the area of first impressions.
Do an employer role place. Call a past employer and pretend you want to hire "you". Find out what is said about you as a past employee. Then better prepare to address concerns.
On tonight's episode of "The libertarian Perspective" the discussion will revolve around gun control issues with an emphasis on felons, school shootings and gun free zones. Loki, Brandi and Robert will discuss these three issues. Casey Runyan, the man Alan Colmes outed as a felon, will be one of our guests tonight along with Rick Halle of the Gun Rights Coalition.
Listeners can call in to the show at (347) 850-1243 to offer their opinions. So tune in and be part of the discussion tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Pacific.