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Bob Pelshaw

What’s a Politician Cost?

    by Bob Pelshaw The Washington Post article “How For-Profit Prisons Have Becomes The Biggest Lobby No One Is Talking About” published April 28, 2015 confirmed that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO,…

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Can “Ban The Box” Work?

  by Bob Pelshaw Ban the box isn’t even a bandaid. At least bandaids can stop the bleeding and aid healing. Employers will continue to discriminate against all with a criminal record (30% of the…

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Unemployment Low Except for ex-Felons

  by Bob Pelshaw On this Labor Day national unemployment at about 5.7% is nearly at the lowest point it’s been since 2008. But not for ex-felons. Even though they served their time and paid…

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The Pusher

“Starting Is The Hardest Thing”   by Bob Pelshaw “You’ve hustled before; now go do it again – legitimately.” Big O, one of my friends from Leavenworth FPC, once told me that other than the…

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The Importance Of Small Starts

for ex-con entrepreneurs   by Bob Pelshaw The following is an article that RL Pelshaw wrote for the TRUTH ABOUT PRISON newsletter. This is an excerpt from my book ILLEGAL TO LEGAL: BUSINESS SUCCESS FOR…

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Getting Past Your Past

  by Bob Pelshaw We all have things we’re ashamed of. The mistakes we’ve made, the time and opportunities we’ve lost, the people we’ve hurt, and the things we destroyed. Things that make us cringe….

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