St. Cloud Times reporter Mitch LeClair took a closer look at the challenges people face in overcoming criminal backgrounds after two schools in his newspaper’s coverage area, the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, signed the White House Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge. The pledge encourages schools to fairly consider applications from people with criminal records.
LeClair’s subsequent article included comments from two men who shared their stories about the difficulty of getting a college education and obtaining licenses for certain jobs after being convicted of crimes.
Link to the piece here.