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Nonprofit Experiments With New Model To Find Jobs For Felons03:23

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Felons are in a precarious position when they walk out of prison: They need a job immediately but often have limited experience, a criminal record and no time for extensive training.

A Nashville nonprofit is experimenting with a new model: paying former inmates to become certified so they can take advantage of open construction jobs. Julieta Martinelli (@itsjmartinelli) of Here & Now contributor Nashville Public Radio reports.

This segment aired on August 10, 2017.


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