RI Ex-convicts Find Job Search Difficult
August 26, 2010 - 11:33am

She’d gone to Gillette Stadium with three friends, four among hundreds looking for jobs at the Patriots’ home turf. When Freeman’s turn came, the woman at the employment table was more and more encouraging as she went through Freeman’s application.

“It’s ‘Yes, yes, yes, then, oh… wait,’ ” Freeman recalled when the reviewer hit the page where she’d noted her drug conviction. “ ‘What does this say? You have a felony?’ ”

The woman was very nice, Freeman said, almost encouraging, but in the end, “she said, ‘I’d love to, but I can’t.’ ”

The Economist: Rough Justice in America
August 2, 2010 - 1:04pm

Too many laws, too many prisoners

Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little

Projo: ACI inmates receive degrees and recognition
July 20, 2010 - 12:07pm
Providence Journal Mon, Jun 21, 2010
Jennifer D. Jordan

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Providence Journal photo / Mary Murphy

Projo: R.I. Modifies Law on Probationers After Four-Year Campaign
July 8, 2010 - 11:09am

By John Hill, Journal Staff Writer



John Prince Jr., of Direct Action for Rights and Equality, was sent back to prison in 1991 because he was arrested on a robbery charge while on probation. The charge was dropped.

Projo Columnist Praises Passage of Probation Reform Bill
July 8, 2010 - 11:03am



Bob Kerr: An embarrassing stain is removed from the state

Projo: June 23, 2010

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