(1 of 4) Criminal Records Are a Family Sentence Opportunity barriers for parents with criminal records and their children Nearly half of U.S. children have a parent with a criminal record. Criminal background checks are used by colleges, employers, and landlords...so even a minor record can be a life sentence to poverty.
An original colour scan of Captain Edward Smith's employment record listing all the ships he served on and when. You can see the red ink on his record which tells us he was 'Lost in "Titanic" April 15th, 1912'
I glare at him. He shrugs apologetically. “You can keep it,” he says quietly. “Well, gee, thanks,” I snap. I flick through the contents. He has a copy of my birth certificate, for heaven’s sake, my hard limits, the NDA, the contract — Jeez — my social security number, resume, employment records.