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Will a Felony Affect the FAFSA?

Will a felony affect FAFSA
Finding a job with a felony conviction is difficult.  It is probably the biggest challenge a felon faces. For many, their old job is probably gone.  They may have to start over in a new career. One way to begin a new career is to get additional education.  This can be expensive, and felons may ...
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Can a Felon Join the Peace Corps?

Can a felon join the peace corps
Getting a job with a felony, while not at all easy, is not impossible.  It just seems that way. Many felons may have had the desire before their felony conviction to be of service to others, to make a difference to people in another country. This blog post will cover the question of whether felon...
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Can a Felon Get Health Insurance?

While incarcerated, felons’ health care is provided by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which oversees the custody and care of over 195,000 persons currently serving sentences for crimes committed. Even if felons have insurance coverage through a regular health care plan, those policies are not acti...
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Do Felons Get Tax Refunds?

Felons face numerous challenges as they prepare to get back into society again.  That felony conviction cost them and their families so much. It can be such a mountain to climb.  They were away from their families for so long. They know they face the enormous difficulty of finding a job upon rel...
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Ban The Box States – What You Need to Know

Ban the box states
One of the biggest challenges felons face after being released is finding a job.  Almost 90% of all employers conduct background checks as part of the hiring process. This makes it extremely difficult for felons to advance in their job search.  Within the first year following their release from ...
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