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Michigan drops conviction box from job applications

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder bans felon box on state job applications

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is “banning the box” on state job applications in an attempt to help formerly convicted felons return to the workforce and set an example for employers across Michigan.

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Michigan drops felony checkbox from job and licensing applications

The checkbox asking applicants if they have been convicted of a felony is being removed from the state's job posting website and from occupation and construction code licensing applications.

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Snyder urges employers to nix criminal convictions from job apps

Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive Friday barring state job applications from including a check box for past felony convictions and urged private employers to do the same.

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Gov. Snyder drops felony conviction question from job, license applications

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced Friday the state will stop asking job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder removes felony check box on job, licence applications

Governor signs an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to remove the felony question box.

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"Ban the Box" comes to Michigan

A simple question is being removed from many job applications across Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder announced the state will no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.

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Gov. Snyder: State government is going ‘Outside the Box’

Governor directs State of Michigan departments to eradicate felony question prior to occupational licensing, state job applications

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Girls on the Rise

Program helps at-risk girls make positive choices, improve their self-esteem

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A Force for Good

Field staff across the state work to change lives, improve their communities

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A CLEAR way forward

West Michigan's CLEAR program offers men and women returning to the community an outlet for support

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A TITAN of Industry

CNC expert Titan Gilroy visits Michigan to share inspirational message with prisoners

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Second Chances

Program gives high-risk probation violators another chance for change

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Thumb Correctional Facility Officer Elwanda Ray named 2018 Corrections Officer of the Year

Elwanda Ray, a corrections officer at Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer, has been named the 2018 Corrections Officer of the Year for her compassion, integrity and professionalism.

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Tuscola County Agent Toni Narvais-Cooklin selected as MDOC’s 2018 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year

Toni Narvais-Cooklin is the Michigan Department of Corrections’ 2018 Candice Dunn Parole/Probation Agent of the Year for her continuous efforts to learn, improve her skills and bring new ideas to the department.

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Ojibway Correctional Facility Institutional Training Officer selected as the 2018 Michigan Department of Corrections Director’s Award winner

Matthew Clausen, an Institutional Training Officer at Ojibway Correctional Facility, has been named the winner of the Michigan Department of Corrections Director’s Award for his involvement in developing improved training for corrections staff statewide.

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Pups and Prisoners Prepare for New Life

Story on Colorado Correctional Industries K-9 program

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Hope Café

For many, the thought of going to prison can feel without hope. While looking at the rate of return to correctional institutions, former Deputy Secretary Jody Becker and Performance Manager Bryan Irwin wanted to seek out input from people who are directly impacted by incarceration.

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Column: State’s prison recidivism rate is improving

Michigan's recidivism rate is at a historic low and the parolee employment rate is up as a result of the Michigan Department of Corrections' Offender Success model

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Free Eye Exams for Inmate Family Members Visiting at CMCF

Family members visiting inmates at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County receive free vision screening

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Local inmates create art, convince prison staff to hold first ever auction

An ambitious and unprecedented prison event culminating in Tacoma and this program aims to do much more than rehabilitate inmates.

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Michigan recidivism rate falls to its lowest level at 28.1 percent

The number of Michigan offenders who return to prison has reached its lowest level since the state began recording three-year re-incarceration rates.

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The 2017 Louie Wainwright Award

ASCA honors Dave Donahue with the 2017 Louie Wainwright Award at our 2018 Winter Conference in Orlando

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DOC intercepts drug in inmate's mail at Canon City area prison

Great job CO DOC!

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Juvenile Lifers’ Prepare For Life Outside Of Prison With Virtual Reality

CO Juvenile System

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MDOC Calling on Businesses to Help Find Jobs for Ex-Offenders

MDOC getting it done!

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Michigan Department of Corrections Honor Guard celebrates 30 years of service

Formed in 1987, the honor guard has included nearly 100 members in its 30 years. In three decades they have provided a stoic calm at hundreds of funerals and have represented the department at hundreds more ceremonies and parades.

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CDOC Highlights 2017 Accomplishments

Colorado Department of Corrections significant 2017 accomplishments

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Michigan Department of Corrections partners with Wayne State University School of Medicine for oversight of prisoner health care

Wayne State University has partnered with the Michigan Department of Corrections to oversee the health care for inmates in the state’s prisons. The agreement gives the state access to WSU’s network of medical experts, and cutting-edge technology backed by leading academic health care experts.

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This prison is using VR to teach inmates how to live on the outside

Story done on Colorado's Virtual Reality program by Vice News.

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