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James Robertson of Empower Mississippi presented several policy recommendations to the Mississippi Senate Labor Committee during its Jan. 11 hearing on initiatives to support formerly incarcerated people seeking employment. Photo by Seyma Bayram

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Hearing: Formerly Incarcerated Seeking Employment Need Solutions, 'Ban the Box'

Formerly incarcerated Mississippians who are entering the workforce continue to face obstacles to employment, advocates testified Tuesday at the Mississippi Capitol during a Senate Labor Committee hearing.


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