From the Podcast Introduction: "Voices Inside and Out talks with people who’ve actually walked through those gates, both those who’ve walked out again and with those who are still waiting for that day. We look at their personal stories, the strategies they used to get to where they are, their successes, and their failures. By looking at the common and unique themes from these individual stories we can create stronger support systems for prisoners, their families, and their communities once they reenter them."
Click (or copy and paste the below into your browser) for Part 2 of my interview with Catherine Latimer, head of the John Howard Society of Canada:
This episode raises some interesting issues: a. what is the best strategy for addressing the fact of a criminal record when dealing with a prospective employer: mention it up front or wait to be asked? b. given the prejudicial effects of a criminal record, should Canada adopt 'right to be forgotten' approaches with social media? c. given the challenges of finding an employer, should more efforts be made to help former prisoners start their own businesses and be self-employed?