Mar 11, 2010

New Mexico Becomes Second State to BAN THE BOX

On March 9, 2010, the New York Times reported that New Mexico became the second U.S. state to "ban the box," prohibiting employment applications for government agencies from asking job seekers if they'd been convicted of a crime. Minnesota was the first state to pass such a law.

To learn more about the "Ban the Box" movement, check out All of Us or None of Us,a national organizing initiative started by formerly-incarcerated people to fight against discrimination faced after release and to fight for the human rights of prisoners.