‘Ban the Box’ Order

Alabama Moves Closer to “Banning the Box”

As Alabama tackles prison reform, Sen. Quinton Ross (D-Montgomery) helped convicted felons take one step closer to rebuilding their lives by being able to compete for better jobs. Senate Bill 327, sponsored by Ross will allow Alabama to join nearly 20 states in banning the box requiring state job and licensure applicants to indicate if they have been convicted of a crime. By removing…

Birmingham Mayor Issues ‘Ban the Box’ Order For City Jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive order to protect applicants for city jobs from automatic disqualification over their criminal records. Bell was flanked by officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Labor and others when he announced the order on Thursday. In his order, Bell said providing jobs for people with…