2018-02-07 / Features

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

By Ted Bloom

felony n. 1) a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from misdemeanors which are only punishable by confinement to county or 

local jail and/or a fine. 2) a crime carrying a minimum term of one year or more in state prison,Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor.  His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.comTed Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor. His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com since a year or less can be served in county jail. Felonies are sometimes referred to as "high crimes" as described in the US Constitution. 

The above definition is courtesy of www.thefreedictionary.com.  Please click on the legal dictionary link as they have multiple types.

Moreover, since 2000 the US incarcerates more people than any other country in the world.  A challenging task, at best--chaos and a learning experience, at worst.  However, these felons are often released back into society to survive.  Just how do felons find work with their criminal records?  There are books out on the subject.  The military has been known to hire felons, as well as the transportation industry.  Try www.jobsforfelonshub.com as they have a comprehensive website for avoiding recidivism.   They have free resources, including guides, reentry programs, legal representation, housing, temporary agencies, education and voting.

Also, there is always www.daveskillerbread.com based out of Milwaukie, Oregon since 2005.  Yes, they really use the word "killer" and have a Second Chance Program where they hire felons.

For locations and details please visit their website.  There breads are delicious and contain the finest ingredients.  I assure you I receive no compensation from Dave's Killer Breads. 

Furthermore, I do not recommend working without reporting your income to the IRS for the following reasons: 1. You will receive no government benefits, such as unemployment compensation or disability funding, if you do.  2. The IRS has a history of doling out stiff penalties for tax evasion.  3. I hear jail is no fun. 

Lastly, I have spoken to felons and they all agree, even though incarceration provides food, clothing, shelter and medicine, they prefer to have their freedom.  Freedom is a big deal.  Enjoy yours, if you have it.  Thank you for reading.


 

 

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