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While serving her two-and-a-half years in prison, Rosalynn Martinez took a year of college classes. After 15 years of crime, she was ready to turn her life around and was hoping to get a job once out.
Released in 2006, Martinez began applying for work. Despite her efforts, no employer would hire her once they saw five felonies on her record. She’d see jobs that advertised as felon friendly, and she would dress nicely and bring her resume, but still no luck.
“Nobody gave me a chance at work,” she said. “A lot of people look down on (felons).”……………