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Should your university or company have the right to ask about someone's prior convictions in their admission or job application?

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Yes
39%
No
61%
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Anonymous

Only in the case of violent felony convictions.

10:10 AM | April 16, 2016

S

It has only been used to discriminate

10:10 AM | April 16, 2016

Jlf

They have done their time. We need to practice forgiveness, all the time.

10:10 AM | April 16, 2016

Art Vandelay

They don't need to know my birthday or whether or not I'm married, so they shouldn't be allowed to ask for this either.

10:10 AM | April 16, 2016

Bud Conlin

Everyone deserves a chance, a foot in the door.

10:10 AM | April 16, 2016

Melanie

If a debt is paid, a debt is paid.

10:10 AM | April 16, 2016

Anonymous

It's not the asking that is so much the problem as it is the discriminating because of it.

3:15 PM | April 15, 2016

Anonymous

A person should not be labeled or punished because of their actions on the worst day of their lives

3:15 PM | April 15, 2016

Anonymous

I think that experience in incarceration shouldn't be stigmatized in the way that it is. Employers should be able to ask about prior convictions, but they should also consider that history as telling and powerful experiences that can provide valuable intel

3:15 PM | April 15, 2016

Anonymous

This should not come up until after full consideration has been given and a decision has been made. It should only affect the decision then if the position directly correlates to the "crime."

2:14 PM | April 15, 2016

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