Martha Wall­ner will soon join the com­mu­ni­ca­tions team at Nation­al Nurs­es Unit­ed, head­quar­tered in Oak­land, Calif. Toshio Meronek is an inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ist who has cov­ered dis­abil­i­ty, LGBT/​queer issues, and pris­ons for The Advo­cate, Huff­in­g­ton Post, The Nation, and Truthout. He is a for­mer edi­tor of The Abo­li­tion­ist, the news­pa­per of the anti-prison indus­tri­al com­plex orga­ni­za­tion Crit­i­cal Resis­tance. Fol­low him on Twit­ter at @tmeronek and read his oth­er writ­ing for In These Times here.
No Longer a Prisoner of the Past
Rhode Island 'bans the box,' opening up job opportunities for the formerly incarcerated.