The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.
There’s a bold new tool to help those getting out of prison make the transition to law-abiding citizen.
City officials are making final preparations to re-do its job fair for Philadelphia ex-offenders, less than two weeks after a similar event was shut down because of the huge turnout.
“This study shows that there has to be a real partnership, that people have to give people a second chance,” said Mayor Michael Nutter.
Philadelphia City Council today gave final approval to new restrictions on the questions employers can ask of job applicants about possible prior criminal records.