Apr 21, 2009

Parole on the Radio

Brian Lehrer (of WNYC radio) sat down with New York State Parole's Angela Jimenez (Director of Downstate Operations) and Yvonne Oliver (Parole Officer here at the Harlem Parole Reentry Court) for an interview just now. There were some good questions and the interview focused -- not surprisingly -- mostly on employment. Securing a job with a criminal record can be a challenge, especially in these economic times. Both Ms. Jimenez and Ms. Oliver had some interesting things to say in response.

You can listen to the interview here.

Stay tuned to the blog for some more in-depth information about the issue of what a reentrant should or should not divulge to an employer regarding their criminal conviction or arrest.