Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Post-Incarceration and Employment

Post-Incarceration and Employment

Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute for Justice, talked about employment trends for individuals with a criminal record and the idea of "banning the box" which prevent employers from asking about employees' history in the criminal justice system.

Description

Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute for Justice, talked about employment trends for individuals with a criminal record and the idea of "banning the box" which prevent employers from asking about employees' history in the criminal justice system.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is meant by “the box”? How does employers use this?
  • How do the lifetime earnings of someone who was incarcerated compare to that of someone who was not incarcerated?
  • According to Mr. Turner, what can be done to address the number of people affected by “the box”?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Ban The Box
    • Incarceration
    • Incentives
    • Jail
    • Lifetime Earnings

    Topics

    Criminal Law & Justice

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity