Stats

Jonesborough, TN

#21 Aug 26, 2012
In FY 2010-11, the average cost-per-day to house a TDOC inmate was $64.83.
That's $23,662 a year per inmate in TN just for housing, add to that medical expenses and legal fees. The national average is $31,286 and ranges from $14,603 in Kentucky to $60,076
in New York.

On June 30, 2012, there were 19,008 males and 1,228 females assigned to TDOC for a total of 20,236 inmates incarcerated in Tennessee's adult institutions (of which only 16% were drug related). If each one spent a year in jail that's $478,843,476.

There are currently 2172 inmates serving life sentences in TN at an annual cost of $51,393,864 for housing. Add about 30% more per inmate for the 85 on death row.
Whaat

Jonesborough, TN

#22 Aug 26, 2012
Stats wrote:
In FY 2010-11, the average cost-per-day to house a TDOC inmate was $64.83.
That's $23,662 a year per inmate in TN just for housing, add to that medical expenses and legal fees. The national average is $31,286 and ranges from $14,603 in Kentucky to $60,076
in New York.
On June 30, 2012, there were 19,008 males and 1,228 females assigned to TDOC for a total of 20,236 inmates incarcerated in Tennessee's adult institutions (of which only 16% were drug related). If each one spent a year in jail that's $478,843,476.
There are currently 2172 inmates serving life sentences in TN at an annual cost of $51,393,864 for housing. Add about 30% more per inmate for the 85 on death row.
Sounds like we're paying too much. Should take the cue from that Sheriff out in Arizona who houses inmates outside in compounds with tents as shelters and sleeping on cots. Get rid of televisions and other unnecessary amenities and feed em cheese sandwiches every day. Make it uncomfortable enough and alot of these scumbags will stop coming back.
Constipution

Johnson City, TN

#23 Aug 30, 2012
Shucks, the biggest difference in felons and employers is that the employers haven't been caught yet. Most of the felons who gain employment get it from being associated with their employer before they got nailed and are up for a favor. I'm talking white collar crime, not everyday lower rung crime. Which would you rather have working for you, a down on his luck ex-con or a professional con man?
Durrp

Jonesborough, TN

#24 Aug 31, 2012
Constipution wrote:
Shucks, the biggest difference in felons and employers is that the employers haven't been caught yet. Most of the felons who gain employment get it from being associated with their employer before they got nailed and are up for a favor. I'm talking white collar crime, not everyday lower rung crime. Which would you rather have working for you, a down on his luck ex-con or a professional con man?
Its not white collar crime locally. Its drug or violent offenders and nobody wants to hire them, especially larger companies who have to be concerned with liability.
Flint

United States

#25 Feb 12, 2013
I worked at designer shoe warehouse for three years and recived many recommendations and raises. When they found out I was a convicted felon I was fired on the spot. Bull shit I got a kid to feed.
whuut

Jonesborough, TN

#26 Feb 12, 2013
Flint wrote:
I worked at designer shoe warehouse for three years and recived many recommendations and raises. When they found out I was a convicted felon I was fired on the spot. Bull shit I got a kid to feed.
Just curious if when you were hired there was a question on the application asking if you were a convicted felon. If the question was there, what box did you check?
Sister Fatima

Jonesborough, TN

#27 Feb 13, 2013
It is the people who have never known loss of freedom that I fear more than those who have experienced prison first hand. Many people in prison are serving time for the ONLY felony on their record. In my opinion, those with a clean record are more dangerous than those who know not what they stand to lose by committing a crime.

Furthermore, I dont know what would make a person believe they are entitled to a job over a felon based on that principle alone. Whoever is more qualified for the position gets the job. End of story. If you feel you "deserve" a job over a convicted felon then, perhaps you should take some moral inventory of your own life..


Save the Glass House

Morganton, NC

#28 Feb 13, 2013
Some of my very best friends are felons. Almost to a person, they are wonderful people that just got caught up in the wrong thing at the wrong time. I daresay almost every person in this country has done something at some point in time, that if they had been caught, would qualify them as a felon.

Let he who is without sin...
Are you kidding

Mountain City, TN

#29 Feb 13, 2013
Felons have to eat too. They need jobs. How long does it take, in your opinion to pay society's debt? Forever? Hire a felon!!!!
tell the truth

Bristol, TN

#30 Feb 17, 2013
Your a loser. Haha I spent five years in prison because of snitchess like you and I make1400.00 a week. Don't hate you better hurry you be late to work at mcdonalds
tell the truth

Bristol, TN

#31 Feb 17, 2013
Flint wrote:
I worked at designer shoe warehouse for three years and recived many recommendations and raises. When they found out I was a convicted felon I was fired on the spot. Bull shit I got a kid to feed.
you will probably steal the shoes to support you habit and you don't have your kid. Unless you snitched' to get out of trouble. You a snitch' or what?
Cheese Puff Daddy

Park Hills, MO

#32 Feb 17, 2013
Sister Fatima wrote:
It is the people who have never known loss of freedom that I fear more than those who have experienced prison first hand. Many people in prison are serving time for the ONLY felony on their record. In my opinion, those with a clean record are more dangerous than those who know not what they stand to lose by committing a crime.

Furthermore, I dont know what would make a person believe they are entitled to a job over a felon based on that principle alone. Whoever is more qualified for the position gets the job. End of story. If you feel you "deserve" a job over a convicted felon then, perhaps you should take some moral inventory of your own life..
I wonder how people expect ex cons to become part of society again when there's all these hurdles to getting employed? Having a job goes a long ways toward staying out of trouble. What use is a justice system that ruins any chance of making a life for yourself after your debt to society has been paid?
durrr

Jonesborough, TN

#33 Feb 17, 2013
tell the truth wrote:
<quoted text> you will probably steal the shoes to support you habit and you don't have your kid. Unless you snitched' to get out of trouble. You a snitch' or what?
Troll much?
durrr

Jonesborough, TN

#34 Feb 17, 2013
Cheese Puff Daddy wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder how people expect ex cons to become part of society again when there's all these hurdles to getting employed? Having a job goes a long ways toward staying out of trouble. What use is a justice system that ruins any chance of making a life for yourself after your debt to society has been paid?
Do you feel the same way about pedophiles and employment? I'm not being snarky, I'm asking a legit question.
Cheese Puff Daddy

Park Hills, MO

#35 Feb 17, 2013
durrr wrote:
<quoted text>Do you feel the same way about pedophiles and employment? I'm not being snarky, I'm asking a legit question.
No. I don't see how you could even consider giving a pedophile a job where he or she would be interacting with children. Why do pedophiles get out of prison in the first place tho?
durrr

Jonesborough, TN

#36 Feb 17, 2013
Cheese Puff Daddy wrote:
<quoted text>
No. I don't see how you could even consider giving a pedophile a job where he or she would be interacting with children. Why do pedophiles get out of prison in the first place tho?
I don't know of any place that would hire a pedophile regardless if they were going to be working around children or not. I think the same stigma applies to felons, i.e. they have some type of character flaw that resulted in them being convicted of a felony so why would you want them with your company? Not saying its right but I think that's the reality.
Cheese Puff Daddy

Park Hills, MO

#37 Feb 17, 2013
durrr wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know of any place that would hire a pedophile regardless if they were going to be working around children or not. I think the same stigma applies to felons, i.e. they have some type of character flaw that resulted in them being convicted of a felony so why would you want them with your company? Not saying its right but I think that's the reality.
I know a lot of ex cons that have ended up in construction or a trade they had previous to a conviction. For the ones that only knew an illegal means of income previous to a conviction they tend to return to that means after they can't find a legal way. It's a catch 22 of sorts. There's a lot of ex cons that are good people that made a mistake or were in the wrong place at the wrong time, sucks that their mistake can ruin their entire livelihood after they've served their sentence.
Lamont Gibson

Dallas, TX

#38 Mar 2, 2013
On January 25, 2007 at approximately 12:00am I was pulled over in North Dallas and blocked by a police squad car and a police van. I had just ended my shift as a Dominos delivery driver and was still in uniform. I was immediately asked to exit my vehicle by the officer in the squad car and his very next statement was turn around put your hands behind your back your being handcuffed for safety precautions all while leading me to the back of the police van where I was put inside. Moments later I saw a wrecker coming to tow my car and there began an approximatly seven hour journey around North Dallas where these officerís arrested several black males until the police van was full. Every black male arrested throughout this ordeal none of us new the reason why. Upon arrival at Lou Sterrett we were put in a holding tank without arraignment. Approximately 24hrs later I was in court with about 100 others. The judge there never muttered a word instead a very large muscle bound police officer began to tell everyone that this was traffic court no one was innocent an a plea of not guilty would get you locked back up which would cause you to have to bond out. After over a hundred guilty pleas including myself we were released.
Around September 2007 I was stopped again in Highland Park for no seatbelt and made aware at that time that I was driving on a suspended license. I immediately went to Crowley Court and found out that on the night of Jan 25, 2007 several tickets were turned in on my name and car for no insurance, no registration, no inspection. I was never issued any tickets that night all lies. I requested a hearing and upon seeing a judge I was given a court date of June 2008 all most nine months later. My license stayed suspended which resulted in me losing both my jobs as a Realtor with Keller Williams and as a pizza delivery driver. A month later homeless! I lost everything! Most importantly the love of my sonís. The next five years have been spent in and out of jail for these very tickets and now child support. As of today warrants are still active for these same tickets. Through faith and instructions of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I have survived this ordeal and able to get back on my feet. Revenge is not in me and Justice is for the Lord but my boys are owed an explanation as to why they were made to feel like their father doesnít love them. This is my first step in an attempt to repair what has been damaged between my sonís and I. I am strong and will continue to work to pay off the over $60k debt in child support these officers have cost me. I canít began to explain how this has hurt me and my boys and what they have had to go through while I was rendered helpless. As of today google my name and the first thing you see is mugshots of all the arrests stemming from these tickets posted by companies looking to advertise for background checks. Come on your taking advantage of those who have made mistakes and some that havenít. Believe me there are numerous citizens locked up whom are absolutely innocent just without the support/money they need to prove their innocence. I am well on my way to wealth through this motivating process and keep your faith in God not man. Starts through giving!
Eric

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#39 May 1, 2013
Eric wrote:
Getting a jobs is tough. Getting a job with a criminal record is even tougher. I answer questions for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs at my blog: http://howfelonscangetjobs.blogspot.com
Thank you for all of your questions. My blog address has changed: http://www.howfelonscangetjobs.com

Thanks again,

Eric
Eric Helps Felons get job

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#40 May 9, 2013
I listed my blog above.The address has changed to: http://www.howfelonscangetjobs.com I answer questions for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.

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