Jails / Prisons : Apple's refusal to hire felons to construct its headquarters points to a deeper problem

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  1. RAPTOR

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    Policies like Apple’s have sparked a national movement to take criminal
    records out of the hiring process.


    Apple has long been known for its sleek, pristine design. Jony Ive, the tech giant’s senior vice
    president of design, has even described the company’s products as “beautiful” and “pure.”
    Apparently, Apple wants the construction workers building its gleaming, new Cupertino, Calif.
    headquarters to have criminal records that are just as unadulterated.

    The company is banning individuals who have been convicted of a felony from working on
    the project, which will cost a reported $5 billion.

    The company declined to comment on the matter, but a person with knowledge of Apple’s policy says
    it applies only to ex-offenders with felony convictions in the past seven years and that workers facing
    pending felony charges are considered for employment on a case-by-case basis.

    Read more: https://fortune.com/2015/04/08/apple-criminal-background-checks-hiring/
     
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    What's the big deal.
     
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    Peace Raptor..

    Why should criminal records be ignored hiring process?
     
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    For my experience of working in this field, certain aspect of construction involve security issues. No matter what is built, you need people to do it, which mean knowing details of how something is constructed, and what materials are used. For example, when I was a service designer, I had to design power routes to the ATMs that are outside of the banks. Which means I know how to disable power and surveillance systems.

    Peace!
     
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    Good question.

    For me, why should being a mere ex-felon deny one of work?
    Aren't these prisons/jails tools of rehabilitation?

    But to answer your question, no , not outright.
     
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    I am curious that as to what
    are the dis-qualifiers for apple
    in terms of who will work in
    the project of building their
    headquarters...
     
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    Then again, $5 mill is a drop
    in the bucket for apple....
     
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    let's not act brand new Mr. Raptor.. you know that prison in America has absolutely nothing to do with rehabilitation.

    and let's not forget the range of crimes that earn one the title "Felon". It's not unreasonable for a company to require clean criminal histories for it's applicants.
     
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    True, a bit of sarcasm.

    Not to mention how many folks are in there on some trumped up charges, and for
    crimes they did not commit (or at least shady convictions if you look at a number
    of the court records).

    No, its not but if folks can't work, the what does society do with them?
    They gotta get on wit their lives and if they did their time, let'm work.
     
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    ....Whatever the powers that be consider a felony to be.